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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 July 2016

The RNLI Porthdinllaen volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 0935 this morning (Saturday, July 30th) to assist the ‘Sargasso’ – a 40 foot yacht with two persons on board - at a position 3 miles to the North West of Porthdinllaen. It was understood by Holyhead Coastguard that the gas alarm had gone off on the boat, indicating that there was a gas leak onboard. The crew had therefore switched off all engines, to prevent any possible fires or explosions. Under the circumstances, it was decided to tow the yacht back to a safe mooring at Porthdinllaen, so that a marine engineer could come out to fix the problem. The lifeboat was back at the boathouse by 1045.

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