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'Unseaworthy' Noah's Ark replica detained at Ipswich Waterfront

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A giant replica of Noah's Ark has been deemed unseaworthy and detained where it is docked.

The 70m-long (230ft) ship, which has been transformed into a floating museum, arrived in Ipswich in 2019.

In response to a Freedom of Information request made by the East Anglian Daily Times, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the vessel was not safe to leave due to "deficiencies".

The BBC has approached the ship's owner for comment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-57363750

See inside Noah's Ark - video

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/noahs-ark-in-ipswich-stuck-on-waterfront-8021138

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glorybebe

It looks out of proportion.  A good wave could knock it over onto it's side 

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acute
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1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

"deficiencies".

Did they put one of each animal on the ship?

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Matt221

Don't think i'd fancy setting sail in that,you'd have to get it out of the river Orwell and across the harbour at Harwich where the Stour meets the Orwell and out of the harbour not the best place in my experience and all with the added problem of a massive big square that would catch the wind and over you'd go

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Seti42
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intended for it to become a 'talking point' for people from a wide range of different backgrounds.

Wide range? Really? Like between Protestant fundamentalist and Baptist fundamentalist?

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Jon the frog

Could be a nice practice target for the navy !

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Buzz_Light_Year
On 6/5/2021 at 7:31 AM, glorybebe said:

It looks out of proportion.  A good wave could knock it over onto it's side 

If the replica is to scale, the ark should bob like a cork according to a computer simulation I've seen on it.

 

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godnodog
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On 6/5/2021 at 1:35 PM, acute said:

Did they put one of each animal on the ship?

:unsure2:

 

Don´t worry, its a modern version of animal, its a he/she/I/you/us/it/them/wahtever

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Abramelin
On 6/5/2021 at 1:42 PM, Still Waters said:

A giant replica of Noah's Ark has been deemed unseaworthy and detained where it is docked.

The 70m-long (230ft) ship, which has been transformed into a floating museum, arrived in Ipswich in 2019.

In response to a Freedom of Information request made by the East Anglian Daily Times, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the vessel was not safe to leave due to "deficiencies".

The BBC has approached the ship's owner for comment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-57363750

See inside Noah's Ark - video

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/noahs-ark-in-ipswich-stuck-on-waterfront-8021138

We'll get it back.

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