| The National Environment Research Council in the UK thought it would be a nice idea to ask people online to name the royal research ship, at the forefront of British naval engineering. On Sunday morning, the organization’s website was so popular that it crashed. One name was miles in front of the rest — Boaty McBoatface.|
The $377-million vessel is 128 metres long and will carry up to 90 scientists and support staff. It is due to be in operation in the Arctic and Antarctic from 2019.