Anahita is the name given to the ship by Captain Esfandiar. It is the name of a Persian water goddess and was given in hope of bringing good fortune to the ship. It is the last sailing life-supporting ship on earth. Out of 300 deployed vessels, it is the only one left standing due to pure luck (and a capable crew). It still stands strong 160 years after the great flood. However, it needs constant maintenance and labor to keep going. Or else it will also sink like all the others.