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
Charges brought against Marine Harvest for environmental breaches
FIS - 7/30/2015 5:27:24 PM
According to what the entity reported, under the work programme of the National Control Network (RENFA), led by SMA, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine (DIRECTEMAR) and the National Fisheries and ...
Container shipping lines returning to Iran in droves
Arabian Spply Chain - 7/30/2015 5:45:54 AM
Korean carrier HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine), resumed services to and from Shahid ... Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has headed a delegation visiting the country, as has Diego Aponte, CEO of the world's second-largest container carrier MSC, a close partner ...
Metamora man calls on the government to allow veteran benefits for Merchant Marines
The Oakland Press - 7/25/2015 11:06:47 AM
“We were under Navy contract, had DOD identification cards in case of capture, were fired upon, received hazardous duty pay, had service club privileges, FPO, PX, medical in country and ... of the Merchant Marine during World War II, which he says ...
What The War Wrought: India's Second World War Experience
The New Indian Express - 7/27/2015 5:42:18 AM
Title: The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War; Author: Yasmin Khan ... who were the backbone of the merchant marine, and the armed forces' vital support staff - tailors, cobblers, washermen, nurses, farmers, labourers, even prostitutes.
Kinnelon native Paul Tyler Femia accepted to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
North Jersey - 7/20/2015 12:14:10 AM
He also participated in Varsity Cross Country and Wrestling and the Rugby Club ... sea on U.S. commercial and military ships traveling all over the world. The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates ...
Putin OKs maritime code calling for strong Atlantic presence
Newsbug Information - 7/27/2015 6:53:53 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country's maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion. The doctrine, which covers naval, merchant marine ...
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 ...
Greece says boat with 150-200 migrants located adrift in Mediterranean
Zee News - 7/21/2015 4:02:02 AM
Athens: Greek authorities say a boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships have reached it to offer help or evacuate the vessel if necessary. The Merchant Marine Ministry said late ...
Boat with 150-200 migrants located adrift in Mediterranean
Newsday - 7/20/2015 4:53:20 AM
ATHENS, Greece - (AP) -- Greek authorities say a boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships have reached it to offer help or evacuate the vessel if necessary. The Merchant Marine ...