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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.'

25th September 2015

The John D.Spicer was launched at 14.37 to a 36 foot motor yacht trawler, that was 9 miles North of the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station. The ‘Dawn Seeker’, with 4 persons on board, had suffered engine failure and was subsequently towed to a position approx. 6 miles south of South Stack, where the tow was transferred on to Holyhead RNLI at 16.40. The John D.Spicer returned back to station, and was re-housed, re-fuelled and ready for service again at 18.00


Dydd Gwener diwethaf, Medi’r 25ain, lansiodd y John D.Spicer am 14.37 at modurfadwr bysgota, a oedd 9 milltir i’r Gogledd o orsaf bad achub Porthdinllaen. Roedd y ‘Dawn Seeker’ (gyda 4 person ar ei bwrdd) wedi torri lawr, gan fod diffyg ar y ddwy injan fodur. O’r herwydd, fe gafodd ei thowio gan fad achub Porthdinllaen, hyd at 6 milltir i’r De o Ynys Lawd, ble’r trosglwyddwyd y rhaffau drosodd i fad achub Caergybi. Dychwelodd y bad achub yn ôl i’r orsaf ym Mhorthdinllaen erbyn 18.00

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