On 7 May, GBA Ships is set to launch the new ship, Doulos Hope, following completion of the vessel’s technical refit and outfitting. Doulos Hope is the organisation’s fifth vessel and will promote literacy, education and cross-cultural cooperation across Southeast Asia.
The vessel is the first of a planned fleet designed to reach new regions and operate in shallower waters so that isolated and marginalised communities further inland can be reached. She will primarily travel around Southeast Asia, staying in ports for longer periods to enable greater community engagement.
Seelan Govender, CEO of GBA Ships said: “We have been supporting local communities from over 150 countries and territories since 1970, making more than 1,500 ports of call in that time. Doulos Hope represents not just a new vessel, but a new opportunity to expand our work and increase our ability to invest in leadership training and holistic community engagement worldwide.”
Like Logos Hope, Doulos Hope is fitted with a floating bookfair. She stocks over 2,000 titles on board, with something for all the family over a wide range of genres, including science, medicine, languages, sports, cookery, arts, faith, children’s books and more.
The ship is open to the public from 7 – 21 May, every Tuesday-Sunday, from 1– 9 pm.
Tickets are free and are available by pre-booking only.
Please visit tinyurl.com/visitdouloshope for bookings.
Port Location: VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585.