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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.'

10th May 2016

Lansiwyd y John D.Spicer heddiw (dydd Mawrth) am 1558, at gwch bysgota ‘Dory’ fechan oedd gyda problemau peirianyddol, tua 2 filltir i’r Gogledd o Borthdinllaen, gyda 2 berson ar ei bwrdd. Roedd y tywydd yn ffafriol gyda gwyntoedd ysgafn o’r Dwyrain. Tynnwyd y cwch i Drefor gan gyrraedd y pier am 1704. Dychwelodd y bad achub nôl i Borthdinllaen erbyn 1735.


The John D.Spicer was launched today (Tuesday) at 1558 to a report of a small dory fishing boat with engine failure. 2 persons were on board, at a position approx 2 miles North of Porthdinllaen. Weather conditions – calm with light Easterly winds. The lifeboat was alongside the vessel within 6 minutes of launching – and towed the casualty back to Trefor (where it had originally set off from). The lifeboat and tow were alongside Trefor Pier at 1704, where the casualty vessel was transferred on to the shore. The John D.Spicer departed Trefor at 1716, arriving back at Porthdinllaen at 1735.

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