Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Massive Noah’s Ark Sails into the London Olympics?

Joel Kontinen

Dutch ark-builder Johan Huibers has sent a letter to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, asking for permission to anchor a full-size Noah’s ark on the Thames for next year’s Olympics.

The 150- metre (450 feet) long vessel is expected to become a tourist attraction. It will be a testimony of the reliability of the Bible, as visitors will be able to see how massive Noah’s Ark was.

The original ark was a huge ocean-going vessel. It could take on board as many animals as could fit in over 520 railroad stock cars. The dimensions of the ark made it a very seaworthy vessel. Not even 30-metre (over 90 ft) waves could have capsized it during the year-long global flood.

In 2007 Mr. Huber’s built a floating ark that was 70 metres (230 ft) long, 13 metres (43 ft) wide and 13 metres (43 ft) high. Many were amazed at how big the Dutch ark was although its volume was roughly only one-fifth of Noah’s vessel:


Hall, Allan. 2011. Now that's what I call an Olympic event: Life-sized replica of Noah's Ark to sail up Thames for 2012 games... complete with animals. Mail Online( 1 June)