Ukrainians will choose a name for the country’s new icebreaker
British icebreaker James Clark Ross needs a new name after being handed over to Ukraine.
While the vessel is moving to Ukraine and the re-issue of documents continues, the Ukrainians can offer their variants of the name for the icebreaker on the Facebook page of the National Antarctic Science Center. Proposals are accepted til August 29th inclusively.
To recap, on August 19th, Great Britain handed over to Ukraine the icebreaker James Clark Ross for Antarctic expeditions. The purchase price is $5 million. In September, the vessel will arrive at the Odesa port.
The Cabinet of Ministers allocated means for the purchase of the icebreaker on July 7th. For this, an order on the redistribution of state budget expenditures was adopted.
Previously, the icebreaker James Clark Ross served for 30 years with the British Antarctic Mission. The Ukrainian side acquired the vessel so that Ukrainian polar explorers could get to the Akademik Vernadsky station. Before that, Ukraine had to charter foreign vessels.