Noah's Ark

During the winter storms that crossed parts of western Europe in early January, the Noah’s Ark was swept from her moorings by winds of upto 65 knots and crashed into a line of small yachts at a marina in the fishing village of Urk, 30 miles north-east of Amsterdam.

One of the piers, several yachts and a small passenger vessel were reported to have been damaged while the Ark suffered minimal damage due to the strength of the steel barge.

The 230ft long replica of Noah’s Ark is on a conventional deck barge and houses a Bible-themed mobile museum, telling the story of the Ark and featuring carved wooden statues of biblical characters. The Dordrecht-baed Ark visits a new port of call every few months.

More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - March 2018 Issue
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