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What will UK's new icebreaker look like?

25 April 2014 Last updated at 12:48 BST

The UK is to get one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world, a £200m icebreaker.

The ship is likely to be 130m long and sport a helipad, cranes, onboard labs, and have the ability to deploy subs and other ocean survey and sampling gear.

The BBC takes a closer look at the vessel.

Footage and images courtesy NERC/BAS

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