The Dutchman has built a replica of Noah's Ark, but can not deliver in Israel
• The Dutch built a replica of Noah's Ark, but can not deliver it to Israel
On the river Maas in the Netherlands for two years a copy of Noah's ark floats huge. He built his Dutch carpenter and businessman Johan Huibers (Johan Huibers).
The construction of the Dutch spent 13 years and 4 million euros. The vessel is 22 meters high and 118 meters long and can accommodate 5 million passengers over 5 floors. On the construction took 12 thousand trees - American cedar (red cedar) and pine. Initially Huibers wanted to swim on the ship to Brazil, but failed.
Now the Dutchman wants to send the ark to Israel. That's just one problem - the ship is not motor.
That is Johan Huibersu have to hire a tug to the vessel are transported to Israel. And it will cost a carpenter more than a million euros.
In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Huibers declared his love for the people of Israel and in the country, adding that it is "a full-scale replica of the god of the ship. So it makes sense to take it on God's earth. "
"I love this country, these people. They did not obey, do what they want, drive like crazy, pushing in line, and do not listen. Just like me".
The ship itself has become a local landmark in 2012, when the construction is over.
Huibers built the ship, taking into account all the characteristics of the Bible (Genesis 6:15). Throughout the ship exhibited sculptures of animals, including giraffes and even elephants.
In 1993, Huibers read at night to their children about Noah's ark, and then he had the idea to build a replica.
The wife of a businessman who works in the police laughed at Huibersom, saying that as soon as he finishes the building, they can go on vacation to the moon.
and 13 years Huibers finished my first copy of the ark. But it is, in his view, was too small - less than half of the ship, which was described in the Bible. The Dutchman has sold the first vessel built and another that is fully consistent with the biblical ship.
When Huibers was working on the second ship, he was joined by carpenters-lovers, who did not have any experience - a butcher, hairdresser and teacher.
"We are not professional shipbuilders, so many things on this ship made crooked."
Perhaps this explains why the authorities of the Dutch town of Krimpen aan den IJssel not allow Huibersu rediscover his ship visitors - due to non-compliance with safety measures.
However, Huibers says that the ship is safe, it is insured and equipped with fire-prevention system.
Construction of a huge ship cost Dutchman 4 million euros.
The width of the vessel - nearly 29 meters.