Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Shouts Blog
Here are brief details of recent service launches or 'shouts'.
These are from 2011 onwards. For archived shouts please use the menu on the left.
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With grateful thanks to Emyr Williams for these reports
11th August 2013
At 16:48 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a report of 2 inflatable kayakers being blown out to sea at Porth Ysgaden. When alongside both casualties were transferred on to the lifeboat and taken ashore at Morfa Nefyn beach. Lifeboat stood down at 17:45
10th August 2013
At 17:19 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a report of missing divers at Porth Ysgaden. Upon arrival, Rescue 122 RAF Valley had picked the casualty up from the water and landed them safely ashore. Lifeboat stood down and returned to station.
30th June 2013
The John D Spicer was launched to assist the 'Ronan Orla' - a 36ft fishing vessel belonging to a local fisherman, that was 8 miles to the North of Porthdinllaen. She was towed back to Porthdinllaen arriving at approx. 15.45.
24th February 2013
The John D Spicer was launched at 4.47am to assist the fishing vessel Lady K who was loosing fuel. She was towed back safely to Porthdinllaen, arriving at approx 7.30am.
You can see a short video of the rescue here http://tinyurl.com/d5ttau7
23rd September 2012
The British Warship HMS Tyne was also responding to the Mayday call and making headway towards the kayakers when the RNLI lifeboat arrived.