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08 Jul, 2014 :: Busan, South Korea

During four and a half weeks in Busan, Logos Hope welcomed 51,170 on board. Among these were Lloyd’s Register surveyors who arrived for the ship’s five-yearly International Safety Management and International Ship and Port Security audits. Captain Dirk Colenbrander (Netherlands) noted the thoroughness of the auditors and expressed thankfulness for the good work of the crewmembers. “It has to be done right through the whole year. It’s the crew doing their job year in and year out that makes the difference,” Dirk said. After a successful audit and with re-newed certificated, Logos Hope was ready to sail on to Gunsan in South Korea. Captain Dirk learned of a typhoon approaching Busan. The pilot who guided Logos Hope into Daedepo Harbour, Captain Han, informed the ship that the port would close and send ships out to sea. Arrangements were made for Logos Hope to leave Busan on Monday, a day earlier than planned. “My goal was to stay far enough away to avoid the real bad weather,” said Dirk. “We have perfect weather now, but if we had left as planned on Tuesday evening, we would have been in trouble. We were right on time.”

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The vessel Logos Hope is currently visiting:
Gunsan, South Korea

where the local time is 6:08 PM
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