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UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC
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The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science. Read full article


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  • Martin Woodhead

    Still cheaper than repairng argentinas ice breaker :)

    May 07th, 2016 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    We do not need no help from “5 Eyes”. The Russians and Chinese are most effective.

    So this is the new Saxon Titanic?

    May 07th, 2016 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Got anything to match it? A raft perhaps?

    May 07th, 2016 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro


    Maybe 3 or 4 times greater than your raft.

    May 07th, 2016 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Brasshole, Brasil doesn't build icebreaker ships.

    Your icebreaker Almirante Maximiano was built in the US.

    And your icebreaker Ary Rongel was built in Norway.

    May 07th, 2016 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Keep feeding the troll called Brasso, he revels in all the attention which he does not get in ( wherever he lives )

    May 07th, 2016 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @5 Thank you

    Then it's time for Brazil to build.

    May 07th, 2016 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    7: Yes; you've got the Russians and Chinese...Good luck with that.

    May 07th, 2016 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Brasshole, Brazil lacks the experience and technology for construction of effective icebreaking ships, and at present it also lacks the funding and political will for acquisition of such expertise. Brazil would do well to continue to use Norwegian, US, and British ships.

    May 07th, 2016 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    polar research ship ,

    its a ship, its red and white and it will go on water,

    why all the fuss.

    May 07th, 2016 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It would have been more appropriate to rename David Attenborough 'Boaty MacBoatface', I bet he would like that.

    May 07th, 2016 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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