The World’s Largest Book Carrying Ship, ‘MV Logos Hope,’ will be docking at the Dar-es-salaam Port in October, 2023 as part of the ongoing itinerary of its maiden voyage around the globe.
Expected to be another boost in Tourism, MV Logos Hope mission will call at the Tanzanian Port on October 5, 2023 and will be anchored in Dar-es-salaam waters for a total of 18 days of the World’s largest book fanfare.
As anticipated, the ship is registering yet another boost to the country’s tourism industry as it brings nearly 500 people to Dar-es-Salaam.
But the ship itself is going to be a great attraction for both foreign and local visitors during its scheduled arrival in October, 2023 and its two weeks mission in Tanzania.
According to a member of the Ship’s advance team, Constanza Figueroa, MV Logos Hope which is operated by Good Books for All (GBA), is setting out on the mission of sharing knowledge, helping, and giving hope in every port that it docks.
So far, the ship has called port at more than 150 countries and territories.
Once at the Dar Port, the ship will be open to all people to visit.
MV Logos Hope, which is the world’s largest floating Library and Book Store offers an expanded selection of over 5,000 different titles of publications at affordable prices.
The Books displayed on the large ship cover a wide range of subjects, including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, languages, and faith.
There are also a number of children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases, and according to its spokesperson, the book fair has something for everyone.
MV Logos Hope sails with an international crew, including a staff of volunteers from more than 60 different countries who live and work on the ship, devoting one or more years of their lives to serving on board.
Overall it is expected that the ship will be calling port in Tanzania with over 300 volunteers on board.
MV Logos’ ship crew are supposed to be promoting literacy and education, cross-cultural cooperation and social awareness, as well as reflecting ‘God’s compassion for the world.’
“Other than the books initiative, the ship crew will also be providing aid and community care and partner with local community groups to bring hope to people,” explained Figueroa.
Another advanced team Member, Nicolas Civilotti, said the vessel has already covered various ports including Muscat, Oman and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Other countries that the ship gets to visit include Seychelles’ Port Victoria and the Port of Mombasa in Kenya before coming to Dar-es-salaam.
In Tanzania, the ship will be anchored between October 5 and October 23, 2023.
Later, MV Logos Hope gets to set sail from Dar departing towards Madagascar and eventually Maputo, in Mozambique, where it is expected to dock sometime in January 2024.