The world’s largest floating library, MV Logos Hope, has docked in Mombasa for a 45-day visit, bringing with it 5,000 different titles of books and a crew of 350 from 70 different countries. The ship, sailing under the Malta flag, is 132.5 meters long, 20.8 meters wide, and has a carrying capacity of 12,519 gross tons. It is operated by GBA (Good Books for All) and aims to share knowledge, help, and hope in every port it visits. The public will have the opportunity to purchase books from a wide range of genres, as well as explore other amenities on the ship, such as the international café and visitor’s deck.
The arrival of MV Logos Hope marks the beginning of the tourism season in Mombasa, according to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). The ship is expected to attract business and boost the local economy, with more cruise ships planned to dock in the area. In addition to serving the general public, the ship will also be visited by schools participating in the County mentorship program, with plans for the Mombasa County government to purchase books from the vessel for distribution to schools. The ship has already visited over 150 countries and territories worldwide and is set to be in Mombasa until October 3rd.
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