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, 2012See also: Merchant marine map
Morning Jac: Coast Guard Changing Gears
laxmagazine - 3/3/2015 3:44:57 PM
It started on Saturday with the opener against Merchant Marine ... was one of the top middies in the country during Coast Guard's club days, but now he and the rest of the Bears are transitioning the varsity world. (Coast Guard Athletics) "They didn ...
Oil sails from Russia to Asia faster on smaller ships
MENAFN - 3/2/2015 5:33:30 PM
Oil buyers are hiring 30% more Aframax tankers compared with last year's average, potentially benefiting owners including Mitsubishi Corp, Hin Leong Trading and Sinokor Merchant Marine Co. The ... for more than half the world's crude, averaged 5.56 a ...
Jones Act debate aimed at shipping crude oil on domestic vessels
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/1/2015 11:54:05 PM
Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard are practically neighbors in South Philadelphia, but they are worlds apart when it comes to a 1920 merchant-marine law known ... go out of business. After World War I, Congress barred foreign ...
Volk elected Navy League Tri-County president
Midland Daily News - 2/26/2015 11:54:39 AM
which has monthly meetings at the Saginaw Country Club from April to December. There are 43,000 world-wide members involved in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and their families. Additionally, the Navy League has two youth ...
A Land Remembered book lecture
Naples Daily News - 2/24/2015 9:58:19 PM
the Merchant Marine in World War II and more. The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at the Bonita Bay Club ballroom, 26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25 in ...
Photo Gallery: Meadow Glen Middle students compiling veterans’ stories for multimedia project
coladaily.com - 2/25/2015 12:10:09 PM
Among the “superheroes” on campus Monday were Larry Tomms, who was a gunner on a B-25 during World War II, and John Reed, who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during 1946. “My country needed me,” Tomms said of his choice to serve. The 97-year ...
Neuhoff: Vermilion native's Navy commitment is to be admired
The Morning Journal - 3/2/2015 12:40:01 PM
He left BG to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, which he graduated from in 1993 ... On March 3, 2015, he and millions of other service members around the world commemorated 100 years of the United States Navy Reserve. It’s an organization Fedor ...
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 ...
Trying to encourage women to become engineers
McClatchy DC - 2/24/2015 11:52:51 PM
We need your way of looking at the world As you think of the world as it is and ... When she earned a degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1986, less than 9 percent of her graduating class were women. Nearly three decades ...
A lynching in New Orleans
People's World - 2/18/2015 4:43:19 PM
As a young man Ho served in the merchant marine and traveled the world. He wrote that around 1919 his ship stopped ... I was shocked, and it offered me a powerful lesson in the history of our country reading about it approximately 50 years later.
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 ...
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 ...
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."
FRANK J. MAGNELLI JR
Vindy.com - 3/3/2015 5:29:20 AM
Frank was a proud veteran and served in the Merchant ... was marine fireman and basic drill instructor serving with the 44th Training Battalion. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal for his service to his country.
Fallen Marines Remembered in Camp Pendleton Memorial Service
Breitbart News - 2/24/2015 2:10:03 AM
U.S. Marine Corps Major Elizabeth Kealey and Captain Adam Satterfield served their country with honor and were remembered ... He and his wife Katy welcomed their first child into the world not two hours before Betsy passed. In reflection, Patras described ...