Monday, 21 March 2016

I Name This Ship...

The Natural Environment Research Council thought it would be a great idea to let the public choose the name of their new research vessel so they launched a competition to name the £200m state-of-the-art ship, with the deadline for voting on 16 April.
The research body had been looking for an inspirational name that exemplifies the work the boat will do, including studying ice sheets and ocean current and marine life.
The British public have spoken and amongst the current front runners are RRS Usain Boat, RRS Boat and RRS Pingu but the name way out in front by over 8000 votes is RRS Boaty McBoatface.
The NERC, however, have added a line to the competition that: 'the final name will be selected by NERC'.

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