28th July 2016
The RNLI Porthdinllaen volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 1215 today (Thursday, July 28th) to assist the fishing vessel ‘Melissa’ (with two persons on board) at a position 4 miles to the North East of Porthdinllaen, near Nant Gwrtheyrn. It was understood by Holyhead Coastguard that rope had tangled around the boat’s propeller, and that the ‘Melissa’ was currently being towed by another local fishing vessel, the ‘Osprey’ (with 2 persons on board) – that was having trouble with the tow, due to the conditions at the time. On arriving both vessels, it was understood that the ‘Osprey’ had some mechanical problems – due to having towed the ‘Melissa’ for some time. It was therefore decided to set up a double tow – from the back of the lifeboat on to the ‘Melissa’ and from the stern of ‘Melissa’ on to the ‘Osprey’. Both boats were towed back safely to their moorings at Porthdinllaen, with the John D.Spicer returning to the boathouse by 1345.