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Noah’s Ark Collides With Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel

A full-size replica of the Ark of Noah is seen after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Norway June 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Gorm Kallestad/ via REUTERS

A 230-foot long replica of Noah’s Ark had an accident on Friday when it arrived in the harbor of Oslo, Norway. Although it’s not clear what happened exactly, we do know that the ark hit a vessel of Norway’s coast guard. As a result both vessels were seriously damaged.

A full-size replica of the Ark of Noah is seen after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Norway June 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Gorm Kallestad/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

A full-size replica of the Ark of Noah is seen after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Norway June 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Gorm Kallestad

Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers built the ark after he had a dream about a major flood in his own hometown in the Netherlands.

ArkOfNoah.org

ArkOfNoah.org

The ark is now owned by the Ark of Noah Foundation, which planned to bring it to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games. It’s not clear whether that goal can still be achieved now the ark is so severely damaged, but I fear the worst.

ArkOfNoah.org

ArkOfNoah.org

The only good news? As far as we know there were no animals on board the ark when it hit the coast guard’s vessel.

If you want to support the project you can do so on the foundation’s official website.