Attenborough hails start of construction of ship almost named Boaty McBoatface

Attenborough hails start of construction of ship almost named Boaty McBoatface
 

Sir David Attenborough has hailed the start of construction of a polar research ship, which shot to fame amid calls to name it Boaty McBoatface, as a "marvellous occasion".
Naturalist and TV presenter, after whom it was ultimately decided the ship should be named, will initiate the laying of the first block of the keel.
The keel-laying is a traditional maritime ceremony to bring good luck to a vessel during her construction and her captain and crew during her life.
Sir David said: "It is a marvellous occasion. I have sailed on British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ships before and... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 22
Source: Daily Post
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