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Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad says floating library will boost the schools in the area

24th August, 2023

The world’s largest floating book fair, MV Logos Hope, has today made a historic maiden call at the port of Mombasa.

Dubbed ‘the floating library', the vessel docked at the Mbaraki Wharf  at 0930hrs with a selection of over 5000 different titles of books aboard.

Sailing under the Malta flag, MV Logos Hope has a length of 132.5 meters, a width of 20.8, a draft of 5.2 meters and a carrying capacity of 12,519 Gross tonnes. Onboard the vessel are 350 passengers of 65 different nationalities.
MV Logos Hope will open her doors to members of the public to select books of their choice from a wide array of genres, including science, sports, hobbies, language, faith, cookery arts and purchase medicine.

For 45 days, members of the public will be treated to the fun of touring the expansive vessel to explore other amenities like the international café, visitors deck and welcome area, among others.

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) managing director, Captain William Ruto, has hailed the anticipated arrival of the vessel, terming it significant not only for the port of Mombasa but the country at large.