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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 May 2014

At 14:43 "JOHN D SPICER" was launched on service for the very first time from her new home to a report of a 35ft yacht with 2 pob 10mls north of Porthdinllaen which had suffered engine failure.

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30th March 2014

Porthdinllaen RNLI volunteers received a request by Holyhead Coastguard to launch the Tamar class lifeboat at 3.15pm to an injured fisherman on the Lleyn Peninsular coast.

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19th January 2014

At 16:11 the station boarding boat was launched to a broken down jet ski off Nefyn point. The casualty was safely towed ashore with boarding boat returning to station at 16:37

28th November 2013

At 14:34 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a "MAYDAY" from fishing vessel Mellisa stating that they were sinking one half mile N/E of Porthdinllaen with 3 pob.

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15th November 2013

At 17:24 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to the aid of a 42ft yacht with engine failure 6mls N/E of Porthdinllaen with 4 pob.  After attaching a towing rope to the casualty it was safely towed to Caernarfon to be put on a safe mooring.  Lifeboat returned to station at 21:25.

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