Research Boat May End Up With Ridiculous Name After Internet Votes

Publish Date
Monday, 21 March 2016, 1:44PM
Photo: NERC

Photo: NERC

The next Royal Research Ship (RRS) needs a name and it's down to the public (oh dear).

The £200 million ($424 million NZD) ship will be used to explore the Arctic and Antarctic from 2019.

These are the names that are leading:

4th: RRS David Attenborough

3rd: RRS Pillar of Autumn

2nd: RRS Henry Worsley

1st: RRS Boaty McBoatface

Yup, you read that correctly! RRS BOATY MCBOATFACE could be the name! HAHAHAHA.

You can vote for the boats name HERE