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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.'

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With grateful thanks to Emyr Williams for these reports

6th January 2012

At 14:17hrs the  Lifeboat was requested to launch but was soon stood down as the casualty was found to be safe ashore.

26th December 2011

At 21:39hrs Hetty Rampton the Station Boarding Boat and Porthdinllaen and Aberdaron Coast Guard, launched to a report from North Wales Police saying a local person had fallen off a cliff edge at Bodeilias near Pistyll.

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14th December 2011

At 12:31 Hetty Rampton was launched to search for a missing person thought to have entered the sea near Aberdaron

30th November 2011

At 09:18 Hetty Rampton launched to recover a liferaft from the SWANLAND near Bardsey Island

27th November 2011 - full report

At 02:20 Hetty Rampton was launched to a report that a ship called SWANLAND was taking in water and sinking 20miles west of Porthdinllaen in severe weather with 8 Russian crew onboard. 

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