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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 September 2013

At 13:18 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a report of a MOB near Porth Ysgaden. On route casualty confirmed that he was safely ashore. Lifeboat stood down and returned to station

22nd September 2013

After towing a yacht to the safety of Porthdinllaen harbour around midday, the John D Spicer was tasked again by HHCG to the aid of a fishing boat with a fouled propeller at Clynnog Fawr.  Casualty was safely towed to Trefor and lifeboat returned to station at 15:00

9th September 2013

At 14:29 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a report of a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller near Trefor pier. Casualty was taken in tow into Trefor to be put on a safe mooring and Lifeboat returned to station at 15:45

29th August 2013

At 18:01 the Station Boarding Boat was launched to a report of a kayak in distress in Morfa Nefyn beach

23rd August 2013

At 00:34 John D Spicer and the Beaumaris Lifeboat was launched to a report that a 45ft cabin cruiser had collided with a yacht whilst on anchor on the Menai Straits and that her rudder had become tangled around her anchor chain.

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