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.'

1st June 2014

At 15:07 "JOHN D SPICER" was launched on service to assist Holyhead,Trearddur Bay Lifeboat to search for two missing divers who were missing from their boat since 13:00 near South Stack. Also on scene were two Raf helicopters from Raf Valley.

Extensive search of the area was carried out by all rescue services and at 17:56 good news came from Rescue 123 Raf Valley that they had located the divers. Both were winched on board and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for a checkup. All emergency services were stood down and lifeboat returned to station at 18:53

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