Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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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.'

12th July 2011

At 17:25 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a 30ft sunseeker(THYME SEEKER) with complete engine failure near Porth Oer.

Casualty was safely escorted back to Porthdinllaen to be put on a safe mooring and the Lifeboat returned to station at 18:45.


Update from owner Mr G Diamond:

'My 38` sunseeker had total engine loss of power due to fuel guage misreadings,starboard control loss due to cable failure to malfunction powerloss,and anchor loss due to prop motor failure.  As a result all problems are well and truely rectified and were running as new only 2 days later,and every trip since' (31 December 2011)

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