About OM Ships

"OM Ships is a family of dedicated, selfless people whom God has called to offer their abilities and their heart. We depend humbly upon our global support base of faithful partners, whose prayers and finance make our service possible. I am excited about pressing forward together to increase the Ship Ministry’s impact around the world."

- Seelan Govender


The Ship Ministry began in 1970 and since then OM's ships have visited more than 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 47 million visitors on board.

See our ports-of-call in the interactive map below - click a circle for location info.


Our current ship, Logos Hope, visits each port for several weeks at a time and opens the gangways to hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors each day. On average, over one million visitors have been welcomed on board every year! The floating book fair offers over 5,000 titles, providing many visitors their first-ever opportunity to purchase quality educational and literature.

Soon, we will have two ships sailing alongside each other, with many more visitors to come!

An international crew and staff of volunteers live and work on the ships. Teams from the ships go into surrounding areas to supply aid and community care. In each port, the ships' crew joins local organisations to bring hope and show love to people whatever their circumstance, culture or background.

OM's Mission

OM want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.

Our Purpose

Sharing knowledge, help and hope.

Using the unique platform of the ships, and in partnership with others, OM Ships fulfils this purpose of sharing knowledge, help and hope by:

  • motivating and mobilising others¬†to live out His purposes;
  • in collaboration with like-minded partnerships, providing educational, practical and spiritual training and resources;
  • sharing the Good News¬†through our books, words and actions;
  • having a strong focus on prayer and relationships.


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