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.'

New Boathouse Updates

Bam Nuttall May Newsletter

BAM Nuttall in conjunction with the RNLI have commenced works to demolish and reconstruct the lifeboat station and slipway in Lifeboat Bay, near Porthdinllaen. The works are being undertaken to create a larger boathouse to house the new Tamar class lifeboat, the introduction of which is strategically key to the RNLI’s rescue service on the northwest coast of Wales.

The overall contract duration is 66 weeks with the start of works on site having commenced on 22nd October 2012.  Prior to Christmas both the boathouse and upper slipway were demolished, and part of the rock cliff face behind the boat house was re-profiled. Since then piles which will act as the foundations for the boathouse were installed as were the sheet piles which will create the walls for the external areas and walkways. Also, the installation of a ground source heat pump and the construction of concrete foundations have been completed. In addition, rock anchors and netting were secured to the cliff face immediately adjacent to the boathouse and a crane has been delivered to site. A new automatic gate has been installed at the entrance of Nefyn and District Golf Course.

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Bam Nuttall April Newsletter

BAM Nuttall in conjunction with the RNLI have commenced works to demolish and reconstruct the lifeboat station and slipway in Lifeboat Bay, near Porthdinllaen. The works are being undertaken to create a larger boathouse to house the new Tamar class lifeboat, the introduction of which is strategically key to the RNLI’s rescue service on the northwest coast of Wales.

The overall contract duration is 66 weeks with the start of works on site having commenced on 22nd October 2012.  Prior to Christmas both the boathouse and upper slipway were demolished, and part of the rock cliff face behind the boat house was re-profiled. Since then piles which will act as the foundations for the boathouse were installed as were the sheet piles which will create the walls for the external areas and walkways. Also, the construction of concrete foundations has been completed. In addition, rock anchors and netting were secured to the cliff face immediately adjacent to the boathouse and a crane has been delivered to site. A new automatic gate has been installed at the entrance of Nefyn and District Golf Course.

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Bam Nuttall March Newsletter

BAM Nuttall John Martin in conjunction with the RNLI have commenced works to demolish and reconstruct the lifeboat slipway station on the beach at Porthdinllaen. The works are being undertaken to create a larger boathouse to house the new Tamar class lifeboat, the introduction of which is strategically key to the RNLI’s rescue service on the northwest coast of Wales.


The overall contract duration is 66 weeks with the start of works on site having commenced on 22nd October 2012. Prior to Christmas both the boathouse and upper slipway were demolished, and part of the rock cliff face behind the boat house was re-profiled. Since then piles which will act as the foundations for the boathouse were installed as were the sheet piles which will create the walls for the external areas and walkways. In addition, rock anchors and netting were secured to the cliff face immediately adjacent to the boathouse.

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6th March 2013

Today saw the arrival of a crawler crane onboard a landing craft the craft then left for Holyhead to get the
jib and concrete beams

Also the workmen have been busy finishing off the sheet piles and installing the ground heat source pump. 

Hopefully next week we should see the floor going in.

20th February 2013

The piles that support the floor are now all in and cut down to size. 

There are still a lot of sheet piles to go in but after this is done we should see the floor going in....

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