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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.'

19th August 2015

The John D.Spicer was launched today at 1300 to a lone fisherman in a 12 foot rowing boat, approx 1.5 miles North West from Trefor. The lifeboat located the gentleman in his rowing boat (with no outboard engine), that had drifted out to sea, in wind force 6 conditions and poor visibility. The man was transferred on board the lifeboat, and was returned (along with the rowing boat) back to Trefor. The lifeboat returned to the Station in Porthdinllaen at approx 14.30.


Lansiodd y John D.Spicer am 1 o'r gloch prynhawn heddiw i bysgotwr unig mewn cwch rhwyfo 12 troedfedd o hyd, tua 1.5 milltir i'r Gogledd Orllewin o Trefor. Canfuwyd y dyn yn ei gwch rhwyfo (heb injan allanol arni), a oedd wedi drifftio allan i'r môr, mewn gwyntoedd grym 6 a gwelededd gwael iawn. Trosglwyddwyd y pysgotwr ar fwrdd y bad achub, a'i ddychwelyd yn ôl i Drefor - gan dowio'r cwch rhwyfo. Dychwelodd y bad achub yn ôl i'r Orsaf ym Mhorthdinllaen erbyn 14.30.

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