Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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Latest Shout

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.'

Local Links


Help us raise funds buy a postcard from Tony at Rhiw.com

Our local Coastguards have a superb and informative site www.talengan.plus.com

If you are visiting North Wales and want plenty of information about events and the area check out the BBC site www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest

For two great sites with lots of local interest about the Lleyn Peninsula visit www.penllyn.com or www.llyn.info



Links to neighbouring lifeboat stations


www.pwllhelilifeboat.co.uk          Pwllheli

www.barmouthlifeboat.co.uk      Barmouth


www.holyhead-lifeboat.co.uk      Holyhead

www.rnliabersoch.co.uk              Abersoch

www.moelfrelifeboat.org.uk        Moelfre

www.rhyl.lifeboat.btinternet.co.uk/rhylindex.htm     Rhyl


www.anglelifeboat.org               Angle

www.borthlifeboat.com              Borth

www.tenbyrnli.co.uk                    Tenby

We can't think why you should want to venture away from Porthdinllaen but if you must, here are a few local places to visit

Please hurry back !

On the way back you must call at our site supporter, Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen

Local places to stay


A self catering cottage on the beach at Porthdinllaen, sleeps up to 8, 5mins walk from the lifeboat station - www.no3whitehall.co.uk

The Nanhoran Arms Hotel in Nefyn can be found by searching www.infotel.co.uk

Caeau Capel Hotel, Nefyn www.caeaucapelhotel.activehotels.com

The Woodlands Hotel in Edern www.woodlandshall.co.uk

www.nefynholidays.co.uk have some superb self catering acommodation nearby and throughout the Lleyn Peninsula

www.mannsholidays.com  also have a wide range of self catering properties in the area.

Great self catering accommodation  www.tregarhouse.co.uk



Local Places of Interest


"Shearwater" - the luxury charter boat is an ideal way to see the Lleyn peninsula from a different perspective, particularly if you would like to see seals, seabirds or dolphins.  www.llynmarinecharters.supanet.com


Bardsey Island - www.gwead.org.uk/uwchradd/glanymor/bardsey.htm

www.portmeirion.com -  Portmerion, the famous Italianate village where the Prisoner was filmed

www.glasfryn.co.uk - Go carts & quad bikes, fun for the kids

www.snowdonrailway.co.uk -  Snowdon Mountain Railway

www.festrail.co.uk - Festiniog Railway

www.westcoastsurf.co.uk - Splash out and visit Abersoch Watersports

www.pwcgwynedd.co.uk - Gwynedd Jetskiing Website


www.caffiporthdinllaen.co.uk/ - Caffi Porthdinllaen



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