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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

6th September 2011

At 00:46hrs Hetty Rampton launched to a report of a missing person that may of have entered the sea in Aberdaron.
Whilst on route, the search was called off by HMCG.
The Lifeboat returned to station at 03:05hrs

15th August 2011

At 18:02 Hetty Rampton launched to a report of a boat on fire in Nefyn bay.  On arrival the fire had been put out by the occupants.   The 4 people on board were then transferred to the lifeboat and safely taken back to the station at 18:45.

14th August 2011

At 14:34 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a capzised boat in Nefyn bay.  On arrival a search was carried out towards Pistyll but nothing found Lifeboat returned to station at 15:30.

13th July 2011

At 09:15 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a broken down Sea Hog called HIGH N DRY near Nant Gwrtheyrn.

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12th July 2011

At 17:25 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a 30ft sunseeker(THYME SEEKER) with complete engine failure near Porth Oer.

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