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
Stevie Vogel Releases ADVENTURE ACROSS THE WORLD
Broadway World - 2/4/2016 12:10:12 PM
A world view of people and their countries became the main interest, Stevie wanted to see the world firsthand so the merchant marine offered a chance to sail just anywhere. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Stevie Vogel's captivating ...
Cyber World: Safer Seas via Phantom Ships
Marine Link - 2/1/2016 2:36:56 PM
Are we that far away from phantom fully autonomous vessels plying the world’s seas ... Business Division of Marine Transportation Department and is also an Associate Professor of Nautical Science at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Nigerian separatists threaten to blow up merchant ship if demands aren't met
FOX News - 2/2/2016 10:39:31 AM
ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with ... escalating conflict in a country already burdened by Boko Haram's deadly Islamic uprising in the northeast and violent ethno-religious ...
Nigerian militants hijack merchant ship and demand activist's release
The Guardian - 2/2/2016 11:08:09 AM
Hijackers threaten to blow up vessel if government does not free Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu Nigerian militants have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened ... escalating conflict in a country already burdened by Boko Haram’s deadly Islamist ...
Newsmax's 50 Most Patriotic Country Songs
News Max - 2/3/2016 9:26:45 AM
For well over a century, America's rural musicians have written, played, and sang tunes extolling our country's greatness, its liberty, equality for all, and leadership in the world ... her in traffic for having a Marine Corps bumper sticker in honor ...
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick announces selection of 36 military service academy nominees from Bucks and Montgomery counties
Bucks Local News - 2/8/2016 6:36:11 AM
This year’s class includes 36 nominees with recommendations to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ... force for good in the world because of the courage ...
Asian stocks weighed down by another oil price dive
Laurel Leader-Call - 2/3/2016 3:10:21 PM
The country's big four banks were down too ... chipmaker SK Hynix lost 3.5 percent and logistics company Hyundai Merchant Marine dropped 1.9 percent. BP lost 8.7 percent in London after it suffered a loss of $6.48 billion past year and announced another ...
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later
Oregonian - 11/10/2011 9:59:20 PM
is a fairly common response to mention of the Merchant Marine. But merchant mariners played a critical support role for the Navy and other branches during World War II ... past Cape Town to the country then known as Ceylon. His ships weren't attacked ...
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
In this country, that's unthinkable ... A Needless Sinking," an essential reference work about the Merchant Marine of World War II. Click photo for larger image. "We marched and marched from morning until late at night," said Michael McKee, 78, of ...
BIAFRA: IPOB, MASSOB deny alleged seizure of merchant ship by members
Vanguard - 2/3/2016 2:10:06 AM
ENUGU—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, denied alleged involvement in the seizing and threat to blowing up a merchant ... the world will know they are not our ...
American Merchant Marine Museum Reopens – World War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Expert
Long Island - 8/26/2015 12:30:32 PM
orld War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Exper - See more at: http://www.usmma.edu/american-merchant-marine-museum-reopens-%E2%80%93-world-war-ii-japanese-surrender-sword-analyzed#sthash.Nmln1bOp.dpuf World War II ...
World War II Merchant Marine Memorial Finally Gets a Head
NBC Bay Area - 12/1/2011 11:57:36 PM
... Marines have long complained their contributions during World War II went unnoticed, even though they suffered heavy casualties. “We lost thousands of men,” said retired Merchant Marine captain Mark Shafer. “In fact, we never would’ve won ...
Merchant Marine vets' WWII contribution recognized at Apple Valley ceremony
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 9/25/2014 11:58:20 AM
As a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II, James Harris faced Kamikaze attacks ... "But patriotism was high, and he wanted to serve his country in war." Men who joined the Merchant Marines volunteered to deliver troops, armaments, tanks ...
Torpedoed for Life: World War II Combat Veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine
amazon.com - 10/21/2013 11:55:20 PM
A good number of Merchant Marine WW II combat veterans have poured out their memories in this book. They tell about what they did on their ships for their country to supply the needs of our fighting men and those of our allies all over the earth.
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call Online - 6/17/2015 11:30:23 AM
However, I believe the World War II Merchant Marine veterans have not been properly honored or recognized for their service, and I have been working to have our nation show its gratitude to them since I arrived in Congress in 2011. This year, I introduced ...