UK invests in £200 million icebreaker for Arctic patrol

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The UK is investing £200 million in a new 130 metre icebreaker vessel to support polar research in the Arctic, Chancellor George Osborne said in a speech in Cambridge. The icebreaker is being funded by the government's £7 billion capital investment fund for science and is scheduled to enter service in 2019. The UK already operates two research vessels at high latitude – the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross and the RRS Ernest Shackleton, both built in the 1990s &...
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