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New Logos appeals for plumbers

09 October 2008

by Ed Beavan

The international missionary organ­isation, Opera­tion Mobilisa­tion (OM), urgently requires skilled crafts­people to help renovate its new ship, the Logos Hope (above), which is being refitted for its ministry around the world.

It requires carpenters, welders, plumbers, and electricians to volun­teer their services for the overhaul in the port of Koege in Den­mark. The work includes a refurbishment of the bridge and the installation of an extra deck for public ministry.

The new ship will replace the Logos II, which made more than 350 ports of call in 82 countries over 20 years. She came out of service in July, and is to be sold.

Logos II was staffed by a crew of 200, and offered an onboard edu­cational and Christian book fair containing 4000 volumes. Ten million people in total are estimated to have visited the ship. Crew members also took part in projects in ports, such as building orphanages and distributing aid.

Logos Hope is a 12,000-tonne former car ferry, bought from Smyril Line in the Faroe Islands in 2004. She will continue Logos II’s ministry with OM’s other vessel, the Logos Doulos.

Paul Beck of OM said that the capacity of the Logos II had become stretched. “Logos Hope is costing £20 million to launch, and, all being well, she will arrive in the UK at the beginning of next year.”

For information, email personnel@ uk.om.org

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