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  • New Icebreaker for BAS

    UK science is to get one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world. The ?200m investment in an icebreaker is to be announced by Chancellor George Osborne in a speech on Friday.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27129690

  • #2
    Do you think 200million is maybe overkill for a research vessel? I think the money could be spent in better places.

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    • #3
      Personally, I think any investment in science is most certainly a good thing. The fact it creates jobs for UK seafarers (and possibly UK ship builders... We can dream I guess!) is an added benefit.

      Anyone have any idea who her designer is? She looks like a Vard design, although those portholes look like she's come from a dodgy designer in China. Although the 3D imagine isn't exactly great.. She's still a BAS (Bad A** Ship) though!
      Pointy bit is the front, blunt bit is the back... Simples!

      Will work for money/sea time.

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      • #4
        Government investment in science (as well as the arts) should never be underestimated in how much it benefits the country overall.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MrStealth View Post
          Anyone have any idea who her designer is? She looks like a Vard design, although those portholes look like she's come from a dodgy designer in China. Although the 3D imagine isn't exactly great.. She's still a BAS (Bad A** Ship) though!
          That sort of bow design is all the rage these days as it's much more energy efficient and, I would imagine, good at ice breaking.

          I am impressed with the crow's nest though....
          I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

          All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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          • #6
            I'd like a job on it.
            Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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