Can you come up with a name for London Array’s new crew transfer vessel?

If so you could win an overnight VIP trip and £500 for your school.

The challenge is to come up with a name for the third and final crew transfer vessel being supplied by Gardline to service London Array from our base at Ramsgate Port.

Name the boat

The 17m aluminium catamaran, or Alicat - specifically designed to transfer technicians to offshore sites – is due to enter service in early summer and will operate from Ramsgate alongside two other Gardline boats already at work, the Marianarray and the Smeaton Array, but there’s no reason why the third vessel has to have ‘array’ in its name.

Students can be as creative as possible in their suggestions, but the judges suggest they consider the local area and its features, links to renewable energy, the marine environment or science and technology when thinking of a name.  The winning name will be picked by a panel from London Array and Gardline, who operate the vessel and who has teamed up with London Array to offer local youngsters the chance to name the third and final vessel, with final approval given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The successful student will not only win £500 for their school, but also an overnight trip for themselves and their immediate families or guardians to Gardline’s shipyard in Great Yarmouth over the summer holidays.

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or under who is at school or college in Thanet.  Entries are limited to one per person and can be sent by email to, by post to Joanne Haddon, London Array Ltd, Construction Management, Port of Ramsgate, Military Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9LG or via the contact us section on  Entries must include the student’s age and school or college.  The closing date is Friday 23 March 2012.