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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.'

26th June 2011

At 02:42 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a rudderless yacht (MOONLIGHT) near Caernarfon bar entrance whilst competing in the "THREE PEAKS YACHT RACE"


On arrival, a towing rope was passed over to the casualty and was safely towed towards Caernarfon. Whilst towing the casualty another incident happend infront of the Lifeboat - yacht (TIGHSOLUIS) ran aground on Mussell Bank.  MOONLIGHT was then towed to Belan Fort with Beaumaris Lifeboat taking over the tow so that Hetty Rampton could aid yacht TIGHSOLUIS. Both yachts were then taken safely into Victoria Dock. Hetty Rampton returned to station at 07:45

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