Definition: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all nonmilitary ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc. This entry contains information in four fields - total, ships by type, foreign-owned, and registered in other countries.
Total includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over), total DWT for those ships, and total GRT for those ships. DWT or dead weight tonnage is the total weight of cargo, plus bunkers, stores, etc., that a ship can carry when immersed to the appropriate load line. GRT or gross register tonnage is a figure obtained by measuring the entire sheltered volume of a ship available for cargo and passengers and converting it to tons on the basis of 100 cubic feet per ton; there is no stable relationship between GRT and DWT.
Ships by type includes a listing of barge carriers, bulk cargo ships, cargo ships, chemical tankers, combination bulk carriers, combination ore/oil carriers, container ships, liquefied gas tankers, livestock carriers, multifunctional large-load carriers, petroleum tankers, passenger ships, passenger/cargo ships, railcar carriers, refrigerated cargo ships, roll-on/roll-off cargo ships, short-sea passenger ships, specialized tankers, and vehicle carriers.
Foreign-owned are ships that fly the flag of one country but belong to owners in another.
Registered in other countries are ships that belong to owners in one country but fly the flag of another.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Merchant marine map
Maersk, Hyundai Merchant Marine alliance talks in doubt
Reuters - 12/9/2016 8:12:36 AM
The world's two largest container shippers, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), have been in talks with Hyundai since July about the 2M alliance. "The parties have discussed the possibility of Hyundai Merchant Marine joining 2M as an operating ...
Merchant Marine Academy alumni report questions abuse risk
The Miami Herald - 12/9/2016 10:42:55 AM
A U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni task force is calling for reinstatement of a cadet training program. An interim report from the task force questions administration findings of alleged sex abuse and harassment in the academy's Sea Year program.
United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation's Sexual Assault and Harassment Task Force Releases Interim Report
prnewswire.com - 12/8/2016 4:56:20 PM
GREAT NECK, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and ... Analysis performed by a senior researcher at a world-renowned research institute revealed the data shows no causal connection between Sea Year ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 11/27/2016 12:01:34 PM
One word: Katrina. People are vicious. When law and order falls, the rule of might immediately takes over. During Katrina, when people came together to take refuge and be safe in the Superdome, women were attacked and raped. I read a story about a man and ...
LDR merchant marine boyfriend hasn't been in touch
anewmode.com - 12/5/2016 3:31:00 AM
My boyfriend of 1,5 years works as an officer in merchant marine. We live 5 hours apart in our country, but for the last 7 months ... have to deal with all the stuff from the “outside” world, but I cannot understand why couldn’t he send me a message ...
Merchant sites open door to Visa fraud
Computer World - 12/9/2016 3:29:15 PM
Security researchers have confirmed that Visa has no mechanism to prevent attackers from using multiple merchant sites to make unlimited ... in order to make a transaction possible in the real world,” Visa said. “Visa is committed to keeping fraud ...
Marine Le Pen: no free education for children of 'illegal immigrants'
The Guardian - 12/8/2016 3:51:55 PM
‘If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of,’ says French far-right leader The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has proposed ... crisis in Europe since the second world war, hardline rhetoric on immigration is ...
Soviet Merchant Marine
globalsecurity.org - 9/6/2011 11:59:22 PM
In World War II, the Merchant Marine became virtually ... reportedly calling at more than 800 ports in over 90 countries. The Soviet merchant marine was a prime mover in the high pressure move which led to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
Exactly how to maintain a healthy Merchant Marine for ... role than in World War II, and a glance back at what happened then offers some perspective for the debate today. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine likely to join 2M alliance on limited terms
pulsenews.co.kr - 12/9/2016 10:21:27 AM
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (HMM) that has been making an all-out effort to join world’s largest shipping alliance 2M as an operating partner is reportedly experiencing hardship in proceeding with negotiations after one of the members ...
Marine Le Pen: Illegal migrants' children 'should not get free schooling'
CNN - 12/8/2016 5:10:39 PM
Paris (CNN)France's far-right party leader, Marine Le Pen, said children of illegal immigrants ... which is the source of all violence and extremism in France and throughout the world." Rise of populism Le Pen is widely expected to be one of two candidates ...
Longtime Norristown Man, World War II Merchant Marine, Passes At 89
Patch - 10/10/2016 12:15:33 PM
He was a Eucharistic Minister and over 50 yr. participant at Malvern Retreat House. Gus served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War ll.. His Army service following the war as a radio repairman led Gus to a long employment with the Borroughs ...
Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA
Los Angeles Times - 12/7/2016 5:19:00 PM
Linda McMahon, who co-founded the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise and spent a ... for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country," Trump said in a statement announcing McMahon’s selection.
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/26/2016 11:19:06 PM
“He was associated with rotgut whiskey, waterfront brawls and quickie strikes that held up big passenger ships at New York, New Orleans and San Francisco . . .” The era was the earliest stages of the United States’ involvement in World War ...
Unsung Heroes of World War II: Seamen of the Merchant Marine still struggle for recognition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2004 11:59:38 PM
Former Merchant Marine member ... of veterans who served in World War II," said Dugan, himself a decorated veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. "The military and the U.S. government put this onus on these people. In this country, that's unthinkable."