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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

2nd June 2015

At approx. 1030 concerns were raised to the safety of 4 persons on board an inflatable rib - in Force 7 conditions. The John D.Spicer was launched at 1130 in search of the rib - which had safely returned to shore at Gyrn Goch, approx. 10 miles up the shoreline from Porthdinllaen. The Porthdinllaen lifeboat returned to the boathouse at approx. 1300

 

Mae tua 1030, codwyd consyrn am ddiogelwch 4 person mewn cwch rib ym Mae Porthdinllaen - mewn gwyntoedd cryfion o'r De Orllewin. Am 1130 lansiwyd y John D.Spicer i chwilio am y rib - a oedd bellach wedi dychwelyd i'r lan yn Gyrn Goch, tua 10 milltir i fyny'r arfordir o Borthdinllaen. Dychwelodd y bad achub i'r cwt ym Mhorthdinllaen am 1300

15th April 2015

The all weather lifeboat was requested to launch last night, at approx 19.40, to assist a 20ft local fishing vessel with engine failure, at a position between Porth Colmon and Porth Oer. The casualty vessel was towed back to Porth Colmon.

12th February 2015

RNLI Porthdinllaen were called out to a sinking fishing boat.  Click HERE for more details

9th November 2014

At 23:08 RNLI Porthdinllaen's all weather lifeboat, the John D.Spicer was launched to a report of a 10 meter scallop fishing vessel with engine failiure, 6 miles North from the bay. The 'Cloudy' fishing vessel, with 2 people on board, was towed back safely on to mooring at Porthdinllaen, with the lifeboat returning to station at 0230.

25th October 2014

At 13.00 today the Porthdinllaen boarding boat was launched to rescue a person who was blown out to sea in an inflatable dinghy. The person had tried to go out to his yacht in the bay, when his engine failed. Due to the strong wind and tidal conditions, he couldn't manage to row back to shore, and was swept out approx half a mile, to sea. The crew launched the boarding boat and recovered the person and dinghy in large swell, near the Porthdinllaen headland. By this time he had also lost the engine into the sea. The person in question was not wearing a life jacket either and could have easily capsized in such conditions.

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