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'Noah's Ark' crashes with Coast Guard ship in Oslo harbor

  • A crew member inspects the damage of the hull of a wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Hkon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT

    A crew member inspects the damage of the hull of a wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Hkon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • People walk past the damaged wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Gorm Kallestad, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT

    People walk past the damaged wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Gorm Kallestad, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • The damage of the hull of a wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Hkon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT

    The damage of the hull of a wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark after it crashed into a moored Coast Guard vessel in Oslo harbour, Friday June 10, 2016. (Hkon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Norwegian officials say a wooden exhibition ship built as a representation of Noah's Ark has crashed with a Coast Guard vessel in the Oslo harbor, damaging both ships.

Coast Guard spokesman Rune Svartsund said the wooden ship was being towed into the harbor Friday morning when it ran into the "Nornen" patrol vessel, which was moored at a quay.

Svartsund said no one was injured but both ships were damaged.

Photos by news agency NTB showed the wooden ship had a large hole above the water line. Svartsund said a crane aboard the patrol vessel was damaged.

According to its website, the "Noah's Ark" is a 70-meter-long (230-foot-long) Dutch-built model of the Biblical ship, and is used as a floating museum.