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Here I am Floating Inside Noah's Ark

One of the fun parts about being a photographer and/or journalist is that we get to travel, meet all kinds of different people and experience new things. Such interesting things like floating around in the middle of the ocean inside a earthquake and tsunami safety capsule known as the 2011 version of Noah's Ark. This was one assignment I was off to do shortly after that devastating March 11 disaster in 2011. It was interesting to see these bad boys first hand at the company headquarters in the outskirts of Kanagawa Prefecture. Have a look...

Two Noah's Ark capsules at the company headquarters.

The numbers on top represent which area in Japan a person or family is from so that rescue officials can identify whose missing during a time of a natural disaster.

The front latch.

A simple interior with a bar in the middle for people to grasp their hands onto for support.

Off to the ocean to do a live demonstration of the capsule in action...

Two people get in right now!

Company staff members help push off the capsule into the water while it gets towed around by the small boat you see of in the distance.

Noah's Ark in action...

I had the journalist from South Korea experience the capsule first before I got in to try it out myself.

We can survive being inside Noah's Ark for up to four days and after that I'm not sure what happens...