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
(2nd LD) Bondholders pressed to approve Hyundai Merchant's debt recast plan
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 5/31/2016 2:09:09 PM
SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- Bondholders of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. gathered to decide whether to approve a debt recast offer by the financially shaky shipper amid growing pressure from its creditors to join a move to salvage the country's No. 2 shipping ...
Veterans Sites Looted, Damaged, Defaced around the Country
wingatewire.com - 5/30/2016 6:20:52 PM
but it was primarily used to honor World War I veterans. Perhaps members of the Merchant Marine, who served and died for their country on the high seas during the war years, will receive more than the limited recognition that came their way in 1988.
Countries Around The World Honor US Troops On Memorial Day
The Daily Caller - 5/30/2016 3:21:55 PM
Countries around the world also use the day to commemorate American soldiers ... Tunisian honor guards pay their respects by saluting current members of the U.S. Marine Corp. while they march with the American flag.
A Memorial Day burnished by events that salute past service
The Seattle Times - 5/29/2016 3:58:54 PM
During World War II, the female pilots ... Perhaps members of the Merchant Marine, who served and died for their country on the high seas during the war years, will receive more than the limited recognition that came their way in 1988.
Merchant marines recognized during Rancho Cordova Memorial Day event
kcra.com - 5/30/2016 10:09:56 PM
The fallen service members and veterans in the merchant marine got a special tribute on Memorial Day by the Rancho Cordova community at Memorial Plaza at Mather Air Force Base. For 90-year-old Bill Fairfield of Dixon, the honor for his service in World War ...
Memorial Day: Arlington Honors for World War II Marine
The Maritime Executive - 5/30/2016 11:28:41 PM
Memorial Day is observed in the U.S. to honor of those who gave their lives in defense of their country ... unaccounted for since World War II, was finally buried with full military honors. In November 1943, Marine Pfc. James B. Johnson of Poughkeepsie ...
Marine becomes first veteran wounded in combat to summit Mt. Everest
CBS News - 5/30/2016 7:18:08 PM
NEW YORK-- On this Memorial Day we remember a Marine's remarkable journey -- one which ... but for every service member that has given their life for our great country. At the top of the world because for me that is as close as I can get to them," he ...
World's first wine theme park is set to open in Bordeaux, France
Senegal Actu - 5/31/2016 8:39:52 AM
La Cité du Vin, or the City of Wine, is in Bordeaux wine country of France and opens in June ... One of the rides is a simulated boat tour, which takes you on a merchant's galley around the world, while wine-tasting sessions are also available.
The Future of Transactions: Mobile Money Merchant Payments
PC Tech Magazine - 5/30/2016 7:22:19 AM
Merchant payments add a significant use case for mobile money in developing countries by enabling customers to pay for goods and services from their mobile wallets. Across the developed world, cards and NFC enabled POSs are being used to pay for everyday ...
The Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Also Annihilated Marine Animals In Antarctica
Science World Report - 5/30/2016 5:56:25 AM
The marine fossils include species ranging from clams and snails to big creatures like the carnivorous lizard Mosasaurus, which one of the monstrous creatures that was starred in the 2015 "Jurassic World ... however one country wants to keep its name ...
Eagle Scout honors Marine brother with Holly Springs monument
WRAL - 5/31/2016 3:03:26 AM
"I worked in the World Trade Center. I watched those buildings being built, and I watched them come down. I had to come." Griffith built the monument because he wants to be a Marine ... all the veterans who served our country, and I wish to be one of ...
Lost at Sea on the Brink of the Second World War
The New Yorker - 5/29/2016 1:11:16 AM
And, on June 16th, it ordered the closure of all German consulates in the U.S., except the main embassy in Washington, D.C. On June 18th, the City of Wellington landed in Cape Town, and the world learned ... at the American Merchant Marine Museum, in ...
Commemorations to mark centenary of First World War's Battle of Jutland
Comment - 5/31/2016 4:00:42 AM
Princess Anne joined Nicola Sturgeon and naval leaders to mark the centenary of the largest naval battle of the First World War. Also remembered will be Gunner Ernest Kelham, of Newark from the Royal Marine Artillery, who also died on Invincible ...
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India
Channel News Asia - 5/28/2016 6:23:15 PM
ROME: An Italian marine who Indian prosecutors accuse of murdering two ... In an effort to end legal wrangling, both countries last year agreed to move their dispute to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which also ruled Girone should be ...
Five wrecks off Alabama helped win World War II
Al.com - 5/30/2016 10:49:54 AM
Sitting in 70 to 100 feet of water, the ships themselves have become havens for marine life. Soft corals and anemones ... More than 9,000 merchant marines died during World War II, often at the hands of enemy ships that targeted the Liberty Ship fleet.