Together with OM leaders and partners around the world, we have been praying and considering how we can increase the effectiveness of ship-based ministry and in response, we have taken this step of faith to expand OM’s fleet with another, smaller vessel. Building on the legacy of past ministry, and complementing the name of our current ship, this newest vessel is to be called Doulos Hope, servant of hope!
Ship Ministry CEO, Seelan Govender shares: “God continues to use the catalytic nature of the ship to mobilise many, and there is so much more that needs to be done. Deeper, more impactful partnership means staying longer in ports and making return visits sooner, while also extending our reach into new areas. We want to equip this ministry to have the greatest global impact possible. This means expanding our vision and looking beyond the ministry of Logos Hope.”
“As we have prayed through the urgency of this vision and shared it with partners over recent years, we have been amazed and greatly encouraged by the response and generous support we have received. We believe that God has led us to this point, and I would like to invite you join us in this journey towards launching Doulos Hope, and seeing this vessel serve as a catalyst to transform communities in the port cities we visit, through prayer, investing financially, or serving with us!”
Originally built in Germany in 1991, the vessel is expected to undergo 12-18 months refurbishment before being launched into ministry alongside Logos Hope in 2023.
|Port of Registry||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Built||1991, Lubeck, Germany|
|Lube Oil||5.2 m³|
|Fresh Water||205 m³|
|Design Draught||3.8 m|
Construction began on 'Lady Sarah' along with twin ship 'Lady Diana' in May of 1988 in Lubeck, Germany.
The buyers were unable to complete the purchase and she was later sold as Aurora II in December of 1991.
In July of 1994, she was sold to Star Cruises and became Megastar Aries.
She was renamed Genting World in July of 2012.
In October, 2013 she became The Taipan.
Purchase of The Taipan was completed in May, 2022, and she was renamed Doulos Hope.