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
Politicians Push Importance of Merchant Mariner Bill
The Maritime Executive - 5/26/2015 11:13:31 AM
During World War II over 200,000 Americans served in the Merchant Marine. The Merchant Marine also had higher casualty rates than any branch of the armed service with the exception of the Marines. However, merchant mariners were denied any veteran benefits ...
The Record - 5/24/2015 5:20:58 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Forty-five Capital Region veterans are getting the trip of a lifetime in appreciation for serving their country during World War II and the Korean ... resident Harold Bennett Jr., 92, a merchant marine whose ship was sunk during a ...
Wreath-laying ceremony honors National Maritime Day
Star News Online - 5/22/2015 5:37:39 PM
... have been critical to our national defense since the country's beginning, but particularly so during World War. "During World War II, more than 200,000 Americans served Merchant Marine, and over 6,800 American seafarers lost their lives as a result of ...
Presidential Proclamation – National Maritime Day, 2015
OfficialWire - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine to transport ... Ninety percent of the world's commerce moves by sea, and businesses across our country rely on domestic and international trade ...
Alfred Lee “Al” Izatt
Daily World - 5/26/2015 8:28:53 AM
He returned to Everett and joined the Merchant Marine, where he traveled to many countries. Al was married to Marilyn Jean Temmermand on Sept. 1, 1951, in the First Baptist Church of Everett by Reverend Elroy Shikles. They resided in Everett until moving ...
Greenwich service honors those who 'wrote a blank check' to the country
Greenwich Time - 5/25/2015 9:30:19 PM
Turner and Marine Pfc. Jonathan Hughes ... "It's always a wonderful thing to remember those who served and died for our country," said Don Merchant, who served from 1961 to 1964 in the Air Force in Mississippi, Massachusetts and Labrador, Canada.
Threats to Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Marine Link - 5/26/2015 2:12:29 PM
The latest LORAN Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) system known as “eLoran” is currently in use or under consideration in several countries ... on the electronic chart (see Figure 1). Most merchant marine academies continue to teach their cadets ...
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 ...
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 ... vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the world and help save the country. I saw Big Ben,” said Berthelot, 85, in an interview at the Ocala Palms home he shares ...
Fineran's Photos: Memorial Day
New Jersey Online - 5/24/2015 10:35:56 PM
The Fleet Week photos, the first ship is the USS New York, made from steel from the World Trade Center buildings. The Merchant Marine Memorial is located along the Hudson River in Battery Park. The Battleship New Jersey is located in the Delaware River in ...
World Fuel Services Showcases Bulk Supply Strength at EBACE 2015
aviationpros.com - 5/20/2015 1:15:10 PM
World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories ... payment solutions and merchant processing services to customers in the aviation, marine and land transportation ...
Aging veterans lend historic perspective to Memorial Day
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 5/25/2015 8:22:55 AM
Richard Clark, 90, served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, training to be a navigator on ... A classmate who served in the Merchant Marine during the war never came home. So on this holiday, he doesn't forget. "To me, just remembering the ...
Lobley, Felch top MVHS Class of 2015
The Camden Herald - 5/24/2015 1:57:33 AM
Next year Lobley will study Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, whose aerospace program is ranked as the third best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report noted ... and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Felch ...
Mangano Welcomes Lee Greenwood To Eisenhower Park On June 5th
Long Island - 5/20/2015 11:56:26 AM
The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983 ... father served in the Navy & the Merchant Marine in World War II. “God Bless the USA ...
Eight of nine sons served: Patriotic family recounts military record
Hays Daily News - 5/21/2015 5:38:51 PM
Following the struggle of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a war of unparalleled magnitude touched nearly every country in the world ... Walter served as a Merchant Marine for two years, then two years in the Army; Eddie served six years in the Army ...