Ship named after David Attenborough?

Attenborough ship?

This Twitter picture is from the British Natural Environment Research Council. They write on Twitter about the name for their new ship:

Wow, David Attenborough already has 149 votes! #NameOurShip

1 thought on “Ship named after David Attenborough?

  1. Saturday 21st May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    THE shipyard where the RRS Sir David Attenborough is set to be built could be hit by strike action over job cuts.

    Cammell Laird, the Birkenhead shipyard set to build the polar research vessel which shot to fame after a public vote backed the name Boaty McBoatface, is cutting 68 jobs.

    Unions had said they “bent over backwards” to save the jobs, including offering to work the contracted hours for 2.5 hours less pay, work share and a four-day-week.

    But the company rejected all the proposals, insisting a drop-off in contract necessitated the cuts.

    Unite regional officer Phil Allman said: “It is very disappointing when we are just a few months away from major work building a very high-profile ship and the company are making forced redundancies.

    “We will continue the fight to save these jobs.”

    Unite and GMB members are voting in a ballot over strike action that will close on Monday.


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