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Old 20 December 2011, 17:33   #1
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James Caird launch (survey boat) from HMS Endurance Disposal Services Authority

More details here about the temporary replacement vessel - while Endurance's fate is to be decided: http://www.navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/2651
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I know the James Caird, have been on it briefly when they were surveying the harbours here
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I know the James Caird, have been on it briefly when they were surveying the harbours here
Interesting.

This says more about the state of our navy that we have to 'borrow' a Norwegian ice-breaker - MV Polarbjørn Polar Bear, which is then fitted out at great expense.
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