Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Shouts Blog
Here are brief details of recent service launches or 'shouts'.
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With grateful thanks to Emyr Williams for these reports
24th May 2016
Lansiwyd y John D.Spicer dydd Mawrth (Mai 24) am 1650, at ddau berson (mewn dau caiac), a oedd mewn trwbwl oddi ar Penrhyn Trefor. Roedd y gwyntoedd yn gymharol, ac yn chwythu o gyfeiriad y Gogledd Orllewin. Erbyn i’r bad achub gyrraedd, roedd cwch fechan arall wrth law, gyda’r caiacwyr yn ddiogel. Dychwelodd y bad achub nôl i Borthdinllaen erbyn 1745.
The John D.Spicer was launched on Tuesday (May 24th) at 1650, to a report of 2 kayakers in trouble, approx. half a mile off Trefor headland. Weather conditions – moderate North Westerly winds. On arriving the scene, both kayakers were safely found in the company of another vessel that was in the area at the time. The John D.Spicer arrived back at Porthdinllaen by 1745.
10th May 2016
Lansiwyd y John D.Spicer heddiw (dydd Mawrth) am 1558, at gwch bysgota ‘Dory’ fechan oedd gyda problemau peirianyddol, tua 2 filltir i’r Gogledd o Borthdinllaen, gyda 2 berson ar ei bwrdd. Roedd y tywydd yn ffafriol gyda gwyntoedd ysgafn o’r Dwyrain. Tynnwyd y cwch i Drefor gan gyrraedd y pier am 1704. Dychwelodd y bad achub nôl i Borthdinllaen erbyn 1735.
The John D.Spicer was launched today (Tuesday) at 1558 to a report of a small dory fishing boat with engine failure. 2 persons were on board, at a position approx 2 miles North of Porthdinllaen. Weather conditions – calm with light Easterly winds. The lifeboat was alongside the vessel within 6 minutes of launching – and towed the casualty back to Trefor (where it had originally set off from). The lifeboat and tow were alongside Trefor Pier at 1704, where the casualty vessel was transferred on to the shore. The John D.Spicer departed Trefor at 1716, arriving back at Porthdinllaen at 1735.
25th September 2015
The John D.Spicer was launched at 14.37 to a 36 foot motor yacht trawler, that was 9 miles North of the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station. The ‘Dawn Seeker’, with 4 persons on board, had suffered engine failure and was subsequently towed to a position approx. 6 miles south of South Stack, where the tow was transferred on to Holyhead RNLI at 16.40. The John D.Spicer returned back to station, and was re-housed, re-fuelled and ready for service again at 18.00
Dydd Gwener diwethaf, Medi’r 25ain, lansiodd y John D.Spicer am 14.37 at modurfadwr bysgota, a oedd 9 milltir i’r Gogledd o orsaf bad achub Porthdinllaen. Roedd y ‘Dawn Seeker’ (gyda 4 person ar ei bwrdd) wedi torri lawr, gan fod diffyg ar y ddwy injan fodur. O’r herwydd, fe gafodd ei thowio gan fad achub Porthdinllaen, hyd at 6 milltir i’r De o Ynys Lawd, ble’r trosglwyddwyd y rhaffau drosodd i fad achub Caergybi. Dychwelodd y bad achub yn ôl i’r orsaf ym Mhorthdinllaen erbyn 18.00
19th August 2015
The John D.Spicer was launched today at 1300 to a lone fisherman in a 12 foot rowing boat, approx 1.5 miles North West from Trefor. The lifeboat located the gentleman in his rowing boat (with no outboard engine), that had drifted out to sea, in wind force 6 conditions and poor visibility. The man was transferred on board the lifeboat, and was returned (along with the rowing boat) back to Trefor. The lifeboat returned to the Station in Porthdinllaen at approx 14.30.
Lansiodd y John D.Spicer am 1 o'r gloch prynhawn heddiw i bysgotwr unig mewn cwch rhwyfo 12 troedfedd o hyd, tua 1.5 milltir i'r Gogledd Orllewin o Trefor. Canfuwyd y dyn yn ei gwch rhwyfo (heb injan allanol arni), a oedd wedi drifftio allan i'r môr, mewn gwyntoedd grym 6 a gwelededd gwael iawn. Trosglwyddwyd y pysgotwr ar fwrdd y bad achub, a'i ddychwelyd yn ôl i Drefor - gan dowio'r cwch rhwyfo. Dychwelodd y bad achub yn ôl i'r Orsaf ym Mhorthdinllaen erbyn 14.30.
10th August 2015
The Porthdinllaen Lifeboat was launched today at 5pm to a report that 2 windsurfers had been swept out to sea at Benllech beach, with both their masts (and sails) broken. On arrival both windsurfers had managed to paddle ashore (whilst lying on their boards) along with dragging 1 mast and sail between them. The lifeboat found and picked up the other mast and sail, and then returned back to Porthdinllaen approx 6pm.