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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

27th November 2011

The crew of the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat are currently engaged in a major search and rescue operation in the Irish Sea... More details to follow...

14th October 2011

At 20:14hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a yacht lost between Porthdinllaen and Porth Colmon. The yacht was safely found and was escorted back to Porthdinllaen to be put on a safe mooring. The Lifeboat returned to station at 22:45hrs

29th September 2011

At 14:54 station Boarding Boat was requested to launch but prior to launch the casualty returned safely ashore.  All was stood down.

16th September 2011

At 07:01hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a 30ft yacht (ANNJOHLYN) which had suffered engine failure off Porthdinllaen headland.

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11thSeptember 2011

At 13:02hrs station boarding boat was launched to a report of a small tender being blown out to sea with 4 people on board.
The tender was safely rescued and the passengers were transfered to the boarding boat and then taken ashore with lifeboat returning to station at 13:33hrs.

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