Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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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

1st July 2011

Hetty Rampton was launched @ 21:14 to a report of a young child drowning off Trefor Pier.

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27th June 2011

Hetty Rampton was launched at 10:42 to a report of person in the water at Porth Ysgaden.

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26th June 2011

At 02:42 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a rudderless yacht (MOONLIGHT) near Caernarfon bar entrance whilst competing in the "THREE PEAKS YACHT RACE"

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30th May 2011

At 18:02 the crew were paged to launch the lifeboat, but as crew assembled at the boathouse, the launch was cancelled as the casualty made it safely ashore in Porthdinllaen bay

29th May 2011

At 18:17 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report that a 17ft dory with 2 people on board had engine failure in Clynnog Fawr.

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