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25 May 2009

First World's Oldest Active Ocean-going Passenger Ship

"The world's Floating Library" - loved by many people around the world because of wonderful volunteered missionaries around the world! A 93 year old ship and still floating before its final retiring very soon as declared of its final tour in Australia 2009.

MV Doulos, Geelong Port , Victoria 2009
Image taken by: at Geelong Port, Victoria 2009


"Doulos was purchased in 1977 by GBA Ships e.V. (previously known as Good Books for All), a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Over 20 million visitors have been welcomed on board for tours, programmes and visits to the floating book fair. With stops in over 500 ports of call, this unique ship has visited more than 100 countries in including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and many island nations.

Doulos is recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship."

MV Doulos ship is just 2 years younger of the well-known Titanic. My first experience to volunteer on the ship on board was way back June 2001 in San Fernando port, Philippines. It seemed countless of people came on board every day and it's not really a joke hectic serving thousands and thousands of people a day!

The photo above was taken at Geelong Port Australia. It's Doulos ship last sail to Australia before a new one will be rebuilt in God's time. Certainly, God's hands are upon it as it has been sailing for years around the globe doing its great mission to different culture and tribes by happy jolly volunteered missionaries and the captain.