Photographer captures visit of ‘McBoatface’

The Sir David Attenborough

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A polar research ship named in honour of Sir David Attenborough but forever associated with ‘Boaty McBoatface,’ has been cruising off the coast.

The 129-metre vessel, owned by the Natural Environment Research Council and operated by British Antarctic Survey, was seen on Tuesday off the Isle of Mull and has been seen again on Wednesday around Lismore and Mull.

These images were captured by Oban photographer Kevin McGlynn.

The ship itself is called RRS (Royal Research Ship) Sir David Attenborough.

Due to the popularity of Boaty McBoatface, that was the name awarded to one of its ALRs ‘Autosub Long Range’ autonomous vehicles which can travel thousands of kilometres on missions lasting several months at a time.

The Sir David Attenborough by Kevin McGlynn