“This has never happened before”
The 230-foot vessel crashed into Urk village wharf, in the Netherlands, as gale force winds whipped across Europe.
Rescuers saved seven people from the boat before they brought one rabbit and a pair of snakes to shore.
According to Urk’s Mayor, Pieter van Maaren, the replica caused “significant” damage to smaller boats.
The replica’s owner Aad Peters said the strength of the winds ripped the ark away from the boulders it was fastened to.
The Edicule structure surrounding the Tomb of Jesus is strengthened
He added: “We had fastened it properly as we’re used to storms. I don’t now how it managed to break loose.
“This has never happened before.”
Before the storm, Peters used the ark to teach people about stories from the Bible.
He bought it from Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers back in 2010.
Is Jesus’s existance backed up by historical sources?
Dr Tim Clarey, from the Creation Foundation, described the petrified tree stumps that he said proved the Genesis story.
He said: “A team of scientists led by Erik Gulbranson recently discovered a forest of fossil trees in Antarctica.
“The trees were found in Antarctica’s Transactic Mountains and include a mix of evergreens, deciduous trees and non-flowering plants.”