“Floating book shop” arriving in San Fernando port

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A ship which serves as an “ambassador of goodwill and international relations,” will arrive in San Fernando City and stay docked from May 22 to June 4, 2013, for the general public.

FloatingBookShop_SanFernandoThe vessel, named MV Logos Hope is following its predecessor, MV Doulos which visited San Fernando in 1996, 2000 and 2001. Logos ship is the newest vessel in the GBA fleet ships.

Originally functioning as a car ferry between Denmark and Faroe Islands, the said ship was purchased by GBA Ships in 2005 and converted into a floating book fair. Since 2008, it has sailed across the globe with the purpose of bringing “Knowledge, Help and Hope,” to the nations of the world.

A letter which has been sent to Mayor Pablo C. Ortega by Joanne Li, a Taiwanese project manager and permissions coordinator of the GBA Sips, said that the ship is scheduled for the public to see from May 23 to June 2, 2013.

“MV Logos Hope seeks to transform communities via practical help and actions of humanity. Over the past 40 years GBA Ships fleet has been warmly received in over 500 ports in more than 160 countries as the ship provides good educational literature and promotes unity in diversity. Our ships have also welcomed over 40 million visitors on-board,” Li wrote.

MV Logos Hope is operated as a non-profit international book fair and youth service project. It has a crew and staff of 400 people from around 45 different countries who serve as volunteers. (William Jun Garcia)

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