What’s the best thing to do when a tsunami strikes? Hopefully, be prepared.
Chris Robinson, a Palo Alto, California, designer, is currently working on constructing a tsunami-proof boat.
After witnessing the destruction of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Robinson set out to investigate how a family, including his own, would survive such a catastrophic event.
When a tsunami is triggered, it unleashes a series of killer waves. The rapid surging of the ocean, which acts more like a powerful river, is nature’s most deadly phenomena.
For someone who had no knowledge of shipbuilding, Robinson sure is making quite the progress. For the past two years, he has spent countless hours brainstorming ideas with engineering friends in order to come up with the design for Tsunamiball.
Typically, the safest place for ship during a tsunami is in deep water, where it’s less likely to be at the mercy of the currents and the rise and fall of the sea level.
Robinson hopes to complete the project by the end of 2014. If you ask us, his efforts are admirable. We can’t wait to see the finished result!
Check out his Tsunamiball project above.