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14th August 2016

At 10.55am Holyhead Coastguard requested that Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat should launch to assist a broken down pleasure craft.

The 20ft Bayliner type craft, called the Blue Moon, had two people on board and had suffered mechanical failure approximately 10 miles North of Porthdinllaen Point.
 
The Blue Moon, which had set off earlier in the morning from Portdinorwig for a leisurely fishing trip, had suffered a drive coupling failure on their inboard engine which was not repairable at sea. Weather conditions were sunny with calm seas and only a slight breeze.
 
Upon arrival, the volunteer lifeboat crew from Porthdinllaen passed over a tow line to the Blue Moon and upon arrival at Porthdinllaen Bay, the boat was placed on a safe mooring.
 
The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse and was refuelled and ready for service at 12.45pm.
 
Ken Fitzpatrick, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthdinllaen RNLI, said: 'The Blue Moon suffered an unavoidable breakdown due to the failure of the engine drive coupling and the only option was to request a tow back to Porthdinllaen.'

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With grateful thanks to Emyr Williams for these reports

1st August 2015

The RNLI Porthdinllaen was launched at 1430 today to a report of a dog that had fallen down a steep cliff and was stranded - at a position approx half a mile to the West from Porthdinllaen.The John D. Spicer was launched and the Y Boat deployed to collect the dog and bring it back ashore to it's owners. Lifeboat back at the boathouse at 1500. Cafodd y John D.Spicer ei alw allan i gi oedd wedi disgyn lawr clogwyn serth ger Abergeirch. Achubwyd y ci a dychwelodd y bad achub i Porthdinllaen erbyn 1500.

23rd July 2015

The John D.Spicer was launched at 19.35 Thursday night to respond to an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon). The ALB lifeboat was launched and commenced a search to the North East from the station. The search included numerous other lifeboats, the Coastguard along with the SAR Rescue 936 helicopter. The source was eventually found and the lifeboat returned to the station. Lansiodd bad achub Porthdinllaen, y John D.Spicer, am 19.35 nos Iau i ymateb i EPIRB (begwn radio i leoli safle rhwyun/rhywbeth mewn argyfwng). Bu’r bad achub yn chwilio ardal o’r môr i’r Gogledd-Ddwyrain o’r orsaf – gyda nifer o fadau achub eraill o gwmpas y Penrhyn, timau Gwylwyr y Glannau yn ogystal â’r hofrenydd SAR Rescue 936 yn chwilio hefyd. Darganfuwyd tarddiad yr EPIRB, a dychwelodd y bad achub yn ôl i’r orsaf.

18th June 2015

The John D.Spicer was launched at 20.30 Thursday night to a report from Holyhead Coastguard of a 36 foot fishing vessel with machinery failure. The casualty vessel 'Alice' was approx 2 miles South West from the Caernarfon Bar, with 4 persons on board. Porthdinllaen lifeboat towed the craft back to the Slate Quay in Caernarfon, before returning to the boathouse in Porthdinllaen by 23.30.


Lansiodd bad achub Porthdinllaen, y John D.Spicer, am 20.30 nos Iau i adroddiadau gan Wylwyr y Glannau Caergybi, fod cwch pysgota 36 troedfedd wedi torri' lawr. Roedd y cwch 'Alice' ddwy filltir i'r De Orllewin o Far Caernarfon, gyda 4 person ar ei bwrdd. Tynnwyd y cwch pysgota yn ôl i Gei Llechi, Caernarfon – gyda'r John D.Spicer yn dychwelyd i Borthdinllaen erbyn 23.30.

 

13th June 2015

The John D.Spicer was launched at 18.45 last night (Saturday 13th) to a report from Porthdinllaen Coastguard of a 30 foot motor cruiser that had ran aground at Traeth Benllech, approx 4 miles down the coast from Porthdinllaen.The motor cruiser (with one person on board), had suffered broken mast and rudder after running aground. Porthdinllaen lifeboat towed the vessel towards Anglesey, where they passed the tow on to Holyhead Lifeboat volunteers, just south of South Stack. The casualty vessel was then towed back to Holyhead with the Holyhead Coastguard co-ordinating. The John D.Spicer returned to Porthdinllaen and was back in the boathouse by 23.30.
 
Lansiodd bad achub Porthdinllaen, y John D.Spicer am 18.45 neithiwr (Sadwrn 13th) i adroddiadau gan Gwylwyr y Glannau Porthdinllaen, fod cwch modur 30 troedfedd ar lan traeth Benllech, tua 4 milltir i lawr yr arfordir o Borthdinllaen. Roedd y cwch modur (gyda un person ar ei bwrdd) wedi torri' mast a llyw (rudder). Tynnwyd y cwch o'r lan, gan fad achub Porthdinllaen, cyn gwneud eu ffordd am gyfeiriad Caergybi. Pasiwyd y rhaff drosodd i griw bad achub Caergybi, i'r de o Ynys Lawd (South Stack). Aethpwyd â'r cwch modur draw i Gaergybi – gyda Gwylwyr y Glannau Caergybi yn cyd-lynnu. Dychwelodd y John D.Spicer i Borthdinllaen erbyn 23.30
 

 

 

7th June 2015

At approx. 1430 yesterday afternoon, Sunday June 7th, the John D.Spicer was launched to the report from the Porthdinllaen Coastguard Team, of an unidentified object drifting in the water off the coast at Porth Oer. By 1500 the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat was at the scene – to discover that the floating object was in fact a large orange buoy (and chain). Due to it’s size and considerable weight, it was decided to tow the buoy back to Porthdinllaen – arriving back at the boathouse at approx 1600.

 

Tua 1430 prynhawn ddoe, dydd Sul, Mehefin 7fed, lansiwyd y John D.Spicer, i adroddiadau gan Dîm Gwylwyr y Glannau Porthdinllaen o weld gwrthrych yn arnofio’n môr ger Porth Oer. Wedi cyrraedd, darganfuwyd mai bwi oren mawr (a chadwyn) oedd y gwrthrych. Oherwydd ei faint a phwysau, fe’i dynnwyd yn ôl i Borthdinllaen y tu cefn i’r bad achub.Dychwelodd y bad achub i'r cwt am 1600.

 

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