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“In this study, the safety of Noah’s Ark in the severe environments imposed by waves and winds during the Genesis Flood was investigated. Three major safety parameters — structural safety, overturning stability, and sea keeping quality — were evaluated altogether to assess the safety of the whole system.

The concept of ‘relative safety’, which is defined as the relative superiority in safety compared to other hull forms, was introduced and 12 different hull forms with the same displacement were generated for this purpose. Evaluation of these three safety parameters was performed using analytical tools. Model tests using 1/50 scaled models of a prototype were performed for three typical hull forms in order to validate the theoretical analysis.

Total safety index, defined as the weighted average of three relative safety performances, showed that the Ark had a superior level of safety in high winds and waves compared with the other hull forms studied. The voyage limit of the Ark, estimated on the basis of modern passenger ships, criteria, revealed that it could have navigated through waves higher than 30 meters.

– Abstract from the “Safety Investigation of Noah’s Ark in a Seaway” as performed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Engineering (1993)

1.  In 1993, research was carried out by naval architects and structural engineers at the Korean Research Institute of Ships and Engineering

  • “A Creationist group in Korea (KACR) approached a world class ship research center (KRISO) to analyze the Biblical Ark. Starting with the proportions given in the Bible, the KRISO team set about to compare it with 12 alternative “Arks” with different proportions. By combining the requirements for stability (capsize resistance), comfort (seakindliness) and strength (hull stress), they found that is was not possible to make much improvement on the Biblical Ark.” 1
  • Their research determined that an Ark with a 30:5:3 set of proportions was optimal for:
    • Carrying Cargo
    • Survivability (i.e., seaworthiness for horrific wave activity)
  • They also determined that a craft with dimensions of 450 feet by 75 feet by 45 feet could easily withstand sustained wave activity of around 90 feet
  • The craft however was sub-optimal for speed 2





“Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy, he is possessed of the true historic sense . . . In short this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.”
– Sir William Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen (1895)

2. William Ramsay (1851 – 1939), Scottish archeologist and New Testament scholar




  •  He is considered one of the pioneers of the field of archeology and studied 1st Century maritime practices extensively 3


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