30th July 2016
The RNLI Porthdinllaen volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 0935 this morning (Saturday, July 30th) to assist the ‘Sargasso’ – a 40 foot yacht with two persons on board - at a position 3 miles to the North West of Porthdinllaen. It was understood by Holyhead Coastguard that the gas alarm had gone off on the boat, indicating that there was a gas leak onboard. The crew had therefore switched off all engines, to prevent any possible fires or explosions. Under the circumstances, it was decided to tow the yacht back to a safe mooring at Porthdinllaen, so that a marine engineer could come out to fix the problem. The lifeboat was back at the boathouse by 1045.