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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

21st June 2014

At 02:44 "John D Spicer" was launched to a 26ft yacht "MONGOOSE" which had run aground on Morfa Nefyn beach. Casualty was safely removed and towed to a safe mooring. Lifeboat returned to station at 04:15

20th June 2014

At 12:40 "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from HHCG that an 18ft Wilson type boat had lost all power near Dinas Dinlle and needed assistance with 3pob.  After attaching a towing rope to the casualty "ENFYS", she was safely towed to Caernarfon to be put on a safe mooring. Lifeboat returned to station at 15:25


1st June 2014

At 15:07 "JOHN D SPICER" was launched on service to assist Holyhead,Trearddur Bay Lifeboat to search for two missing divers who were missing from their boat since 13:00 near South Stack. Also on scene were two Raf helicopters from Raf Valley.

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10th May 2014

At 11:32 "JOHN D SPICER" was launched on service to a report of a 30ft local fishing boat which had suffered steering failure with 3 pob near Nant Gwrtheyrn. 

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3rd May 2014

At 15:18 "JOHN D SPICER" was launched on service to a 30ft yacht "STORMBIRD" who had suffered engine failure near Llanddwyn Island.  After attaching a tow rope the casualty was safely towed back to Porthdinllaen to be put on a safe mooring.  Lifeboat returned to station at 18:03.




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