“I wish all the world’s battleships could be converted into Logos Hope,” said guest of honour the Vice Governor of La Union, Aureo Augusto Nisce as he officially opened the ship in San Fernando. The Vice Governor praised the ship for offering people books and knowledge as well as practical help. “Logos Hope gives people an example to follow,” he continued. “We need to offer libraries accessible to all our people.” Honoured guest Mayor of the City of San Fernando, the Honourable Pablo C. Ortega, paid tribute to the ship’s crewmembers living harmoniously despite their different cultural backgrounds. “Logos Hope symbolises happiness and unity amidst the differences and diversity,” he said. Guests watched a performance by the ship’s African Choir before the Vice Governor cut a ribbon to officially open the book fair in San Fernando.