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Damaged Noah’s Ark replica awash with insurer resistance

Posted On: May. 28, 2019 11:29 AM CST

Noah's Ark

It appears a massive replica of an ancient wooden ship that survived flooding of biblical proportions may not have been built to standard.

The owners of Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, are suing their insurance company after heavy rains caused nearly $1 million in property damage to the three-year-old tourist attraction, according to the Associated Press.

They allege that rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road to the 510-foot-long ark and the attraction's insurers refused to cover the damage, spurring the federal lawsuit seeking compensation and punitive damages, according to the report.

Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings of Switzerland, named in the suit, has not publicly commented.