Ev­ery­body aboard Ferry McFer­ry­face Down Un­der

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

The last of a new fleet of Syd­ney Har­bour fer­ries will be chris­tened Ferry McFer­ry­face – Syd­ney’s se­cond most pop­u­lar choice af­ter the now fa­mous jokey moniker Boaty McBoat­face.

Of­fi­cials over­ruled the trend-set­ting favourite name that was re­jected by Bri­tish of­fi­cials last 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,” Con­stance said in a state­ment.

“Ferry McFer­ry­face will be the har­bour’s new­est icon and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of vis­i­tors and lo­cals alike,” he added.

Ferry McFer­ry­face joins the ranks of Trainy McTrain­face, a Swedish ex­press train, and Horsey McHorse­face, a Syd­ney race­horse.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.