The rest of us have not.

Renaming the ship would “ride roughshod over democracy,” BBC host Nicky Campbell said on air. “Tyrants have crushed the people’s will,” a Guardian column announced. McBoatface supporters issued unprintable tweets of condemnation.

The final decision lies with NERC chief Duncan Wingham. Sadly, the likelihood that RSS Boaty McBoatface will join a fleet of vessels named for prominent explorers and scientists seems low.

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