Johan's Ark, Noah's Ark Replica Crashes Into Moored Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel
A view of the damage to full-sized replica of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo, Norway, 10 June 2016. According to media reports, nobody was injured in the crash, but both ships were left damaged. EPA/GORM KALLESTAD NORWAY OUT

Johan’s Ark, Noah’s Ark Replica Crashes Into Moored Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel

A 230-foot long replica of Noah’s Ark collided with a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel as it arrived in Oslo, Norway on Friday, causing damage to both ships.

Media says the wooden replica, built by a Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers after he dreamed of a flood in his home town, was being towed into Oslo harbor when it somehow lost control and crashed into the moored patrol vessel Nornen.

Watching the video its hard to tell exactly what happened, but photos posted by Norwegian media show a big hole in the side of the Ark’s wooden hull.

The Ark is now owned by the Ark of Noah Foundation, which was planning on bringing the educational vessel across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games this summer.

Media reports said there were no animals on board when the collision occurred.

A crew member inspects damages on the hull of a full-size replica of the Ark of Noah after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Norway June 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Hkon Mosvold Larsen/ via REUTERS
A crew member inspects damages on the hull of a full-size replica of the Ark of Noah after it crashed into a moored coast guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Norway June 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix/Hkon Mosvold Larsen/ via REUTERS

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