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
Iconic ‘Easter Island’ Declared Key Marine Sanctuary in the Pacific
The Inquisitr - 10/8/2015 4:22:53 AM
World famous Easter Island ... far-reaching measures. Some countries are preparing to respond to the challenge by attempting to regulate fish stocks, apprehend the potential risk factors that may imperil global marine life and initiate endeavors across ...
World Maritime Day
The Bulletin Panama - 10/6/2015 10:19:00 PM
The celebration of World Maritime Day by the Panama International Maritime ... Firstly, a young officer spoke on behalf of the Panamanian Association of Merchant Marine Officers (APOM), giving a brilliant lecture in perfect English on the implementation ...
Chile announces world's third largest fully protected marine area
MercoPress - 10/7/2015 5:35:39 AM
which will be the third-largest fully protected marine area in the world. Combined, Nazca-Desaventuradas and Easter Island would protect more than 350,000 square miles, larger than Chile's total landmass. The announcement was done during the 2015 Our Ocean ...
World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn
The Guardian - 10/8/2015 4:01:24 AM
And of course following 1997 we had this extremely warm year, with damage occurring in 50 countries at least and 16% of corals ... On just 0.1% of the ocean’s floor they nurture 25% of the world’s marine species. The impact of losing this would be ...
New US marine sanctuaries will be the first since 2000
redOrbit - 10/7/2015 8:08:58 PM
In a video message to those attending the second-annual Our Ocean conference in Chile, US president Barack Obama announced the establishment of the first new marine sanctuaries in the country since ... sharing around the world as a way to combat illegal ...
History of ‘Her’ at Penobscot Marine
The Camden Herald - 10/8/2015 5:12:59 AM
Searsport — Among the many photography shows around the state during this Maine Photo Project year is “Through Her Lens: Women Photographers of Mid-Coast Maine, 1890-1920” at Penobscot Marine ... of the country (including three world's fairs).
Movie screens at festivals around world
Edmonds Beacon - 10/7/2015 8:44:45 PM
The Kickstarter-funded film – about a man who tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend – has shown at festivals around the world, including ... experiences serving on a U.S. Merchant Marine ship. He wrote the ...
Countries with the largest merchant marine
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage ... 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 ...
Chile announces one of the largest marine parks in the world off the coast of Easter Island
Mongabay - 10/7/2015 4:52:42 AM
The marine park will help combat illegal fishing in the area. Already known the world over for its famous moai statues ... about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of the country’s North Island. As for the Easter Island marine park, Dona Bertarelli ...
World Coated Fabrics Market, Freedonia
The Street - 10/7/2015 5:35:39 AM
Coated fabric sales in other East European countries is driven by contract cut-and-sew operations. This upcoming industry study, World Coated Fabrics, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product ...
GlobelMoney Bringing Revolution to the World of Money Transfer Industry
sbwire.com - 10/7/2015 6:40:04 AM
However, sending money from one online payment merchant to other has always been a big hassle ... The company also helps sending recharge to many countries across the world. Sending payments or receiving them has never been so easy, when it comes to ...
Veteran joined Merchant Marine during World War II to 'help save the country’
Ocala StarBanner - 5/5/2013 8:34:54 PM
Elmore "Elmo" Berthelot joined the Merchant Marine at age 16. Just months after signing up, he was on the high seas en route to England and France with troops and critical supplies, vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the ...
Marine Harvest attains first BAP group farm certification
FIS - 10/6/2015 6:01:18 PM
Marine Harvest Canada has successfully completed a pilot of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm programme, resulting in 11 of its salmon farm sites attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. Located along ...
Chile Declares Huge Easter Island Marine Reserve
NDTV - 10/6/2015 12:14:43 AM
Vina del Mar, Chile: Chile declared huge new marine reserves ... 29 percent of the world's fish stocks which have been adequately studied are overexploited. Regulation and quota systems vary wildly around the world and some countries -- particularly ...
Chile, United States create new marine conservation parks | Reuters
Firstpost - 10/5/2015 11:31:46 PM
VINA DEL MAR, Chile Chile on Monday said it would create one of the world's largest marine conservation parks ... the Philippines and three other countries. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Gram Slattery, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien and W Simon) This ...