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UK £200 million new polar research vessel will ensure presence in Antarctica and he South Atlantic

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 21:24 UTC
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The British government will fund a new £200 million polar research ship to put UK scientists at the forefront of climate and ocean research in both Antarctica and the Arctic, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced on Friday in a speech. Read full article

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  • yankeeboy

    Almirante Irizar, The Rg icebreaker has been under “repair” since 2008. So far they think they've spent about U$200MM in repairs.

    Can't you build a new ship in 6 yrs for less money?
    And they wonder why the world laughs at them.

    Apr 25th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    give it time and i'm sure CFK & Cronies will label it as a nuclear warship.

    Apr 25th, 2014 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    WOW, a ship that will float and nuclear powered, what do you think THINK?

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 06:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JollyGoodFun

    Arrr Jim Lad! A new bright red pirate ship. Hoist the flag and steal some icebergs from Argentina the owners of all the world and future planets found in the coming space age.......

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Could base it at South Georgia where we can dominate the South Atlantic & the Antarctic. ha ha.

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Watch out!!!!! zeeee inglish are coming!!!!

    with the RRS Ernest Shackleton and the RRS James Clark Ross, they will soon out number the argentine navy!!!

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    The picture looks like a LegoLand exhibit.
    .............
    “One of the final frontiers in the world where there is still much discovery to be done are the polar oceans. Britain must continue to have a presence in these parts of the world.”

    Ah, yes .. the dreaded final front ear.
    (Just love those old jokes from my kids growin' up!)

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @7
    The T45, river class, Queen Elizabeth Super Carriers and Astute looked like Lego models not too long ago. They don't anymore!

    We design and build awesome ships.

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Pahh that's nothing-the Argentines are going to convert the Libertard to replace the Almirante Irizar by at least 2030

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Don't the argies have revolutionary new destroyer-submarines? At the flick of a switch, a destroyer turns over and becomes a submarine. Then it dives to the bottom of the sea. That's as far as they've got so far. And there's anoher development. Combat aircraft with “disposable” wings. They take off and the wings drop away, braining someone somewhere below. There's the odd teething problem. Landing!

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JollyGoodFun

    @9 - Argentine innovation at work, by Jove they've only gone an invented a Navy vessel running on renewable sources. Wind Power! Who'd of thought the Libertard could be quite so ground breaking?!

    Thankfully for the sensible free world we've engineers and scientists who give us nuclear fission and hopefully soon fusion.

    Give it 100 years and the Argentine navy may have coal steamers, just in time for the space age.

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    I can confidently predict that someone will mention the word pirate in a post about this article .

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Pirates..lol

    The grapevine says CFK has sent urgent letters of complaint to the UN and all the rest, that RED is insulting, as is spells danger,
    And that it will be used to intimidate the Argentine people.

    So grapevine says lol..
    .

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Good one, Briton.

    Apr 26th, 2014 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @12 Usurping Pirate
    I second Briton-PIRATES! (Spoken like a Sour Grapeista)

    I say all British ships visiting Argentina should fly the skull and crossbones flag-so at least RG feel they will have gained something out of life.

    Apr 27th, 2014 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mikey48

    Well i hope that the argentine now understand that the UK wont be leaving the falklands anytime soon,both the UK goverment and the falkland islands wont be anytime soon.Good News alround.

    Apr 27th, 2014 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I can see a problem with that vessel. It's red, white and GREEN. Repaint that helipad!

    Apr 27th, 2014 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    Argentina, what must it be like to be at the sh1t end of life??

    Apr 27th, 2014 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 18 Jmackiej

    But do you not understand that Argentina is the best country on the Planet?

    They have never been anywhere else and do not realise that what they have got IS shit!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Apr 27th, 2014 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Nice boat, but perhaps another two..

    Apr 29th, 2014 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mikey48

    Now the latest news for the argentine president.”HEAR YE HEAR YE WE OF THE BRITISH GOVERMENT ARE SENDING TO THE FALKLANDS AND THE TERRITORIES A NEW BIG RED NUCLEAR RUN SHIP,YOU WILL SEE THIS BIG RED SHIP VERY SOON.WE AS THE BRITISH GOVERMENT ARE STAYING AT THE FALKLANDS FOREVER.THANKYOU.

    Apr 29th, 2014 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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