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.'

30th March 2014

Porthdinllaen RNLI volunteers received a request by Holyhead Coastguard to launch the Tamar class lifeboat at 3.15pm to an injured fisherman on the Lleyn Peninsular coast.

The RNLI volunteers rushed down to the station, launching the all-weather lifeboat under the command of Second Coxswain Robert Jones.  The volunteers quickly made their way two miles west off Nant Gwytheyrn where the fishing boat was reportedly located.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene, shortly followed by Rescue 122 helicopter.  It was decided that the lifeboat would tow the fishing boat immediately back to Morfa Nefyn. The fishing boat was towed by the all-weather lifeboat back to the bay where police and paramedics were waiting.  

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