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 February 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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End of an era

IT was the end of an era today, 11th December 2012 as the remaining part of the old boatshed was demolished.  As you can see the place looks a lot different now!  On to the next chapter...

Our new boat arrives

Our new boat John D Spicer has arrived in Porthdinllaen.  Hetty will leave us shortly and John D Spicer will be on a mooring until our new boathouse is completed.

Hetty meets John

Demolition Time

At last the day has arrived...demolition work has started on the old boathouse at Porthdinllaen. Today the winch was removed from the boathouse and placed onboard the Stour and the walls a roof were pulled down.  The remaining 3rd of the boathouse will be demolished tomorrow after removal of the old fuel tank.  Visit our GALLERY for more images.

New Boathouse Preparations start

Preparations are underway for our new boathouse...

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