After Online Vote, Australian Ferry Will Be Named 'Ferry McFerryface'

Supplied                       Oh boy it's happened again

Supplied Oh boy it's happened again

Sydney will have a new ferry named Ferry McFerryface following a public poll, the local government has said.

"We're in talks now to just leave the ferry by the wharf and run the daily service without it", said the source.

The newest ferry in the Sydney fleet has the ability to carry 400 passengers, has improved accessibility for people wityh disabilities and comes with extra luggage room and charging stations for electronic devices.

"Boaty McBoatface" actually won the most votes, but NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance wanted the name to be more unique. Twitter gave yesterday's announcement mixed reviews.

Officials overruled the trend-setting favourite name that was rejected by British officials past year as the name of a new polar survey vessel, New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders", Mr Constance said, no doubt using the word "vessel" in an attempt to add nobility to what is a ridiculous situation.

Nearly unbelievably, the most popular name was actually Boaty McBoatface.

The new inner harbour ferries are being delivered as part of the NSW Government's plan to modernise and expand Sydney's ferry network.

Three other ferries have been named after notable Australian doctors Victor Chang, Fred Hollows and Catherine Hamlin.

And yes, it's likely you'll be able to check into "Ferry McFerryface" on Facebook, so that everyone knows you're on board the ocean boat.

The British vessel was ultimately christened Sir David Attenborough in honour of the naturalist and broadcaster, although one of its remotely operated submarines was named Boaty McBoatface.

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