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UK News RRS Sir David Attenbrough to leave shipyard

09:05  21 october  2020
09:05  21 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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RRS Sir David Attenborough is a research vessel owned by the Natural Environment Research Council, to be operated by the British Antarctic Survey for the purposes of both research and logistic support.

The commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is part of a major Government investment in polar infrastructure which will keep Britain at the The RRS Sir David Attenborough achieved two important milestones at Cammell Laird’s shipyard this month with the commissioning and testing of

The UK’s most advanced polar research vessel – the RRS Sir David Attenborough – is set to leave its shipyard on Wednesday to begin technical sea trials before commencing service in a year’s time.

a group of people in front of a large ship in the background: The RRS Sir David Attenborough, seen here at its naming ceremony, will leave its shipyard on Wednesday (Peter Byrne/PA) © Peter Byrne The RRS Sir David Attenborough, seen here at its naming ceremony, will leave its shipyard on Wednesday (Peter Byrne/PA)

The ship is to sail from the Cammell Laird shipyard across the Mersey to the Liverpool cruise terminal at high tide for crew familiarisation, before two weeks of technical trials off the coast of north Wales.

Operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the new vessel is expected to transform UK research in the polar regions, including extensive work designed to boost understanding of climate change.

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Sir David also attended the ceremony, and was pictured laughing and joking with Kate and her husband Prince William as they toured the ship and met its crew. The Duchess of Cambridge has officially named the polar research ship , RRS Sir David Attenborough . The ship is best known for

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, David Attenborough posing for the camera: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough are shown an ice core from the Antarctic during the naming ceremony of the ship (Asadour Guzelian/Daily Telegraph/PA) © Provided by PA Media The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough are shown an ice core from the Antarctic during the naming ceremony of the ship (Asadour Guzelian/Daily Telegraph/PA)

“This magnificent ship will take UK scientists deep into the heart of the ice-covered polar seas,” BAS director Professor Dame Jane Francis said in a statement.

“With state-of-the-art technology they will investigate the dramatic changes in the polar oceans.”

After the ship’s two weeks of technical tests, the BAS crew will undertake 50 days of intensive training at Holyhead Port before more trials around the Irish Sea.

Early next year the ship will conduct ice trials in the Arctic, and in November 2021 make its maiden voyage to Antarctica.

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Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship . They wrote: "I actually had to leave the room Another tweeted: "Watched Sir David Attenborough this morning wipe the floor with Naga Munchetty's "But perhaps you'd be keen to talk about the launch of RRS Sir David Attenborough ?

Polar research ship is named after naturalist and broadcaster, despite public vote for Boaty McBoatface.

a large ship in the background: The ship at its launch on the Mersey (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by PA Media The ship at its launch on the Mersey (Peter Byrne/PA)

David McGinley, chief executive of Cammell Laird, said: “This vessel is a true celebration of British expertise – from the team who built it right through to the scientific community that will call this ship home.

“The RRS Sir David Attenborough is the single biggest and most ambitious build in the history of Cammell Laird and it’s an incredibly proud moment to see her embark on sea trials.”

While a public vote to select a title for the ship returned the name Boaty McBoatface, officials intervened to name it after Britain’s famed broadcaster and natural historian. A research submarine carried on the ship instead has taken the name elected by the public.

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