Officials confirmed today that Logos Hope ''will no longer be able to make the planned visit, due to technical reasons and a necessary change in schedule.''
The vessel, laden with books to please readers of all interests and abilities, has been forced to cancel its visit to Phuket because of engine problems that need attention, the crewman said today.
Phuketwan is seeking confirmation that the visit to Phuket, from August 17-27, has been, as it were, put back on the shelf.
Avid readers on Phuket have suffered from a previous cancellation when a sister ship, Duolos, cut its Phuket visit to undergo maintenance in Singapore instead.
The Logos Hope has thousands of books on board and is crewed by about 400 volunteers from 45 countries, including one Thai.