Remember Logos II

Logos II was purchased in 1988 and completed her service with OM Ships in July 2008. During her 20 years of service, over 11 million visitors were welcomed on board for tours, programmes and visits to the floating book fair. With stops in over 350 ports of call, this unique ship visited 86 countries and territories in Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Near East and many island nations.


Total Visitors 11,018,698
Programme Attendance 1,604,508
Books Purchased On Board 11,508,771
Nautical Miles Sailed 184,710
Total Ports of Call 351
Countries and Territories Visited 86
Different Ports Visited 187


Click here for the Logos II port history.

Technical Data

Call Sign 9HVE2
Port of Registry Valletta, Malta
Type Passenger
Built 1968, Valencia, Spain
Classification Bureau Veritas (BV)
(Reg. No. 28Y289)
Tonnage 4,804 GRT
1,441 NRT
1,654 DWT
3,219 LDT
Persons 214
Cargo (Books) 914 m³
Dry Provisions 120 m³
Cold Provisions 91 m³
Diesel Oil 517 m³
Lube Oil 61 m³
Fresh Water 485 m³
Length 109.55 m
Breadth 16.30 m
Design Draught 5.12 m
Main Propulsion Engine

2 X B&W 1035 VBF 62
in-line 10 cyl. 2-stroke
4592 kW (6240 bhp) total
Marine Diesel Oil
Direct Drive
Controllable Pitch Propellers

Electrical Plant

3 AC Gen. Sets, 380V 50HZ:
- 2 MWM 440-8 TBD (650 kVA)
- 1 Mitsubishi 56R2-MPTK (600 kVA)

Air Compressors

2 Hamworthy 2TF54 30 bar


Astilleros de Cadiz Electrohydraulic

Refrigeration Erba
R-22 Direct Expansion
Air Conditioning Worthington
R-22 Chilled Water
10 Fan Rooms
12 Fan Systems
Bitzer Direct Expansion supply for main and aft conference rooms
Deck Machinery Astilleros de Cadiz
1 Windlass
2 Capstans
2 Derrick Winches @ SWL 3 t



Constructed by Union Naval Levante SA of Valencia Spain in 1968, the ship was originally known as Antonio Lazaro and was owned by Compa√Ī√≠a Trasmediterr√°nea. The ship was designed to operate a ferry service to Morocco, carrying 400 berthed and 200 deck class passengers. She later sailed between Spain and Spanish territories in North Africa. She was designed with cargo hold forward and side doors for the loading of vehicles.


She was purchased on 21 October, 1988 and was then renamed Logos II and extensive renovations and upgrades were carried out to prepare the ship for service as the replacement for OM Ships International's first ship Logos.

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