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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

12th August 2012

At 13:39 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a yacht with a fouled propeller near Braich y Pwll.  On arrival two crew members were transfered on to casualty and safely escorted the casualty into safe water.  Lifeboat returned to station at 17:05

23rd June 2012

AT 11:50 HETTY RAMPTON LAUNCHED TO A 34ft YACHT WHICH HAD LOST POWER IN THE MENAI STRAITS.  CASUALTY WAS SAFELY TOWED INTO CAERNARFON WITH THE LIFEBOAT RETURNING TO STATION AT 15:00

18th June 2012

AT 19:58 HETTY RAMPTON LAUNCHED TO A 32ft YACHT WHICH HAD LOST ALL POWER NEAR BARDSEY ISLAND.  CASUALTY WAS SAFELY TOWED TO PORTHDINLLAEN TO BE PUT ON A MOORING.  LIFEBOAT RE-HOUSED AT 22:30

8th May 2012

AT 00:25 HETTY RAMPTON LAUNCHED TO A REPORT OF A SMALL CRAFT WHICH HAD BROKEN DOWN ON THE MENAI STRAITS WITH 3 PERSONS ON BOARD.  THE CASUALTY WAS SAFELY TOWED INTO CAERNARFON

13th January 2012

At 02:29hrs  Hetty Rampton was launched together with Holyhead lifeboat to a report from HMCG that a fisherman had gone missing from a fishing vessel 10mls north west of Porthdinllaen.

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