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
Six Months At Sea In The Merchant Marine
hellenicshippingnews.com - 1/16/2017 10:33:39 AM
The story follows me on a six month journey around the world on a container ship which was on a run between New York and Singapore via the Suez Canal. This was my first time going to sea on a large ship so everything was relatively new to me, therefore ...
Sexual misconduct at Merchant Marine Academy has persisted, records show
Newsday - 1/13/2017 11:55:56 AM
Chelsea Tapper, a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Merchant ... U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” Gillibrand said in a statement, referring to the Transportation Department reports and other federal documents. “The price of attending our country’s best ...
Davos elite gather amid globalization backlash
USA Today - 1/16/2017 7:13:13 AM
The World Economic Forum's 47th annual four-day meeting begins Tuesday in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. More than 3,000 participants from 100 countries — including ... (French far-right presidential candidate Marine) Le Pen, the list goes on," Callaway ...
What to Make of the ‘Davos Class’ in the Trump Era
nytimes.com - 1/16/2017 7:41:51 AM
The middle class in the United States and Britain — and perhaps in France if Marine Le ... the World Economic Forum has put together an index of what it calls inclusive growth and development, which measures 109 countries according to their progress ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine forms new intra-Asia shipping alliance
logupdateafrica.com - 1/4/2017 7:27:27 AM
Jan 4, 2017: Hyundai Merchant Marine ... new shipping lines to other countries. Hyundai Merchant’s new alliance with the two local firms also came less than a month after it forged a partnership with 2M Alliance, the world’s largest shipping ...
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 ...
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.
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Reuters - 1/15/2017 5:55:39 AM
(USA-TRUMP/INTERVIEW-MERKEL (UPDATE 1), moving shortly, 419 words) Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace PARIS - Some 70 countries reaffirm that ... Lesley Wroughton and Marine Pennetier, 673 words) UK's May to urge unity amid ...
Vietnam vet hunts clues to solve mystery of lost World War II purple heart
FOX News - 1/16/2017 12:53:49 AM
A Marine vet who fought in Vietnam is searching for the owner of a lost World War II Purple Heart ... “A Purple Heart is extra special because a serviceman has shed blood for his country,” Crigger said. “It needs to be recognized, and someone ...
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 ...
The Latest: Davos organizers urge shift in economic policy
WSFA 12 - 1/16/2017 12:35:20 PM
The issue of inequalities both within countries and across the world is a key focus of this year's WEF ... as national security experts recommended lawmakers amend the law and allow the retired Marine Corps general to head the... Senators signaled little ...
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 ...
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 ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 12/19/2016 6:34:50 AM
Is this a serious question? Fine. I’m going to suppress my urge to violate BNBR. In any presidential election at least 85% of blacks vote Democratic. This is for historical reasons that are well-known. Obama was the first and perhaps last time that many ...
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call Online - 6/17/2015 6:29:44 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 ...