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"JASON LOGG" (O.N. B-703) 1994 - 2007

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Total Service Calls: 388
Lives Saved: 93
People Assisted: 809
Vessels Saved: 28
Vessels Assisted: 210±
Entered Service: Feb 1994
Retired: Aug 2007


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Late in 1992 the R.N.L.I. Coastal Review Committee made the decision that radically changed the way that life saving was to be carried out at Flamborough. The offshore lifeboat "WILL AND FANNY KIRBY" would be withdrawn and replaced by an inshore Atlantic class lifeboat. The majority of the crew felt betrayed and decided to no longer offer their services to the RNLI. A new crew was found and sent off on the Atlantic Helmsman's training course at Cowes, Isle of Wight. This took place in February 1993.

The first inshore boat sent to the newly re-built South Landing station was a relief Atlantic 21 named B-515 "VEE WEBBER", which arrived on 11th July 1993. The "WILL AND FANNY KIRBY" remained on active service, and the primary lifeboat until 18th August 1993, when she was withdrawn from service. The "VEE WEBBER" remained on station until 15th February 1994, when the newly built Atlantic 75, B-703 "JASON LOGG" was sent to relieve her. During this period the "VEE WEBBER" was launched 13 times, saving 5 lives and 2 vessels.

The new lifeboat was not officially named until noon on Saturday 18th June 1994 at South Landing. Branch Chairman, Councillor Norman Hall, MBE, conducted the proceedings. Deputy District Inspector for the North East Division, Mr. Guy Platten, gave a description of the boat. Mr. Graham Logg, father of the late Jason Logg and organiser of the Memorial Appeal, handed over the lifeboat into the care of the R.N.L.I. The Director of the R.N.L.I., Lieutenant Commander Brian Miles, CBE, RD, FNI, RNR, accepted the lifeboat on behalf of the R.N.L.I. and placed it into the care of the Flamborough Station. He then officially opened the new boathouse. Flamborough Station Honorary Secretary, Captain Chris Hoskison, MN (ret'd) accepted the lifeboat on behalf of the Flamborough Station. The Flamborough Vicar, the Reverend Bruce Petfield conducted a short service of dedication, blessing the crew and the boat. After this, Mrs. Del Major, Chairman of the Flamborough Ladies' Lifeboat Guild proposed a vote of thanks. Mrs. Denise Wilson, sister of Mr. Graham Logg, named the boat "JASON LOGG". Finally the lifeboat was launched, to load applause from the crowd and carried out a short exercise with the rescue helicopter from Leconfield.

Jason Logg on carriage"JASON LOGG" is an Atlantic 75 B Class lifeboat, and at the time was the newest class of lifeboat in the R.N.L.I. fleet. The boat has an operational number of B-703, the B standing for B-Class; 703 meaning the 3rd Atlantic 75 to be built as the 75's started at 700 opposed to the 21's which started at 500. The lifeboat cost £61,000 and was built at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes, Isle of Wight. This cost was met by the memorial fund set up by Mr. Graham Logg in memory of his son, who was lost from a trawler off Flamborough Head.

The Atlantic 75 is a modified design of its predecessor the Atlantic 21. The boat is 7.3m in length, 2.64m in beam and weighs 1,450kg. The hull is made of Glass Re-enforced Plastic and is divided into 6 watertight compartments. The deck is inch marine ply and underneath at the aft is two 20-gallon fuel tanks. In the bows a water ballast system has been fitted, which can be emptied and re-filled whilst the boat is at sea. Surrounding the deck is an inflatable hypalon coated nylon tube called a sponson, which provides extra stability. The sponson is divided into chambers and separated with conical diaphragms, which transfer some pressure forward should one chamber suffer damage. A tubular aluminium roll bar on the aft supports the righting equipment, navigation lights, oxygen set, and aerials. The righting bag is manually activated with compressed gas in the event of a capsize and can right the boat in around 8 seconds. Two Evinrude petrol outboard engines provide the power and steering and give a top speed of 32 knots. These can be operated manually in the event of steering failure. The boats are now equipped with daylight GPS, Sailor VHF radio set, echo sounder, full first aid kit, oxygen set, flares and search lights.

Notable Services

4th June 2007 

- To yacht 'Pekatajio' (ran aground in fog), Saved 4 and vessel.

4th August 2003 

- Children cut off by the tide, saved 3.

21st September 2002 

- People trapped on cliff, saved 3.

26th August 2001 

- To yacht 'Kilpeacan' (ran aground), saved 3 and vessel.

2nd July 2000 

- To pleasure cruiser 'Yorkshire Belle' of Bridlington (engine failure), stood by as 130 passengers transferred.

14th August 1999 

- To cabin cruiser 'Tord Bertha' (lost and broken down), saved 4 and vessel.

31st July 1998 

- To swimmers (trapped and cut off), saved 2.

27th August 1996 

- People in the water (cut off by tide), saved family of 4.

25th May 1995 

- People in the water (cut off by tide), saved 4.

14th August 1994 

- To swimmers (swept out to sea), saved 3.

2nd May 1994 

- To a diving RIB (running aground), saved 6 and vessel.

2nd May 1994 

- To the angling vessel 'Katie Jane' of Bridlington (running aground), saved 11 and vessel.

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