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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

29th August 2014

At 13.00, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that a 12 year old boy had been swept into the sea off the West coast of Anglesey. He had been playing with another boy in the sea at Aberffraw when they got into difficulty although relatives tried to rescue them.  Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers launched a lifeboat within three minutes of the alarm being raised before Porthdinllaen all-weather lifeboat crew launched along with a third lifeboat from Holyhead. Several coastguard teams have been involved in the search, which included a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey, helicopter crews from North Wales Police and the air ambulance.

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19th August 2014

At 16.30, following a sighting from the Coxswain, the Porthdinllaen D-Class lifeboat was launched to assist a Laser boat with a broken mast, in the Bay of Morfa Nefyn. The D-Class lifeboat towed the laser boat back to shore safely - with lifeboat returning to station shortly afterwards.

11th August 2014

At 09.00 today, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that 70 kayakers were in distress along the Menai Straits, between Caernarfon and Menai Bridge. Due to a delay in launching the Beaumaris Lifeboat (because of a technical problem), the "John D Spicer" was called out to the scene. In the meantime, the technical problem was resolved and Beaumaris Lifeboat arrived the scene, with the "John D.Spicer" having to turn back from Llanddwyn Island, back to Porthdinllaen. Lifeboat returned to station shortly afterwards at 10.32

5th August 2014

At 10:55, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that a laser boat had capsized 1 mile out of Aberafon Beach, near Clynnog Fawr, with 1 person in the water. On arriving the casualty, another inflatable boat was assisting the person in water (and capsized laser) who informed the lifeboat, that yet another laser was also in trouble 2 miles out.

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25th June 2014

At 12:37 "John D Spicer" was launched to a 16ft dory which had suffered engine failure and had run aground near Nant Gwrtheyrn with 2pob.

After attaching a towing rope casualty was safely towed to Trefor.  Lifeboat returned to station at 14:15.



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