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
Medals for Reynolds’
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram - 11/28/2015 5:59:53 AM
Tomter received medals to honor his service during World War II at the Whitehall Country Club in Whitehall on Friday ... an honorable service button and a Merchant Marine emblem on Friday afternoon at the Whitehall County Club. “This is unreal and ...
Marine museum to close for huge renovation project
Marine Corps Times - 11/27/2015 8:52:52 AM
“Marine Corps history is American history, and we look forward to sharing these impressive pieces of our past with visitors from around the country and around the world.” The museum, which currently tells 200 years of Marine history from the ...
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 ...
Things to Know About Marine Aquaculture
ABC News - 11/26/2015 9:29:50 AM
The federal agency says marine ... countries has polluted bays with the accumulation of fish feces and led to escapes of farm-raised stock, threatening wild fish and spreading disease. Feeding fish fishmeal and fish oil also threatens to further deplete ...
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 ...
East Port Said Channel to Be Ready by the End of 2016
worldmaritimenews.com - 11/27/2015 1:39:12 PM
With increasing worldwide recognition and reputation throughout the past three decades, the exhibition is attracting an increasing number of high-profile exhibitors and visitors from around the world ... their latest marine, ship design, offshore ...
Muslim marine's response to Donald Trump goes viral
CNN - 11/24/2015 7:30:31 AM
(CNN)Shocked by Donald Trump's call for the creation of a national database to register all Muslims living in the country to prevent terrorism, one U.S. marine came up with the perfect comeback. Tayyib Rashid, who describes himself as an "Ahmadi Muslim ...
Late honor for some WWII veterans Around the country, those who served on Merchant Marine ships have had to struggle for recognition.
Philly - 12/18/2004 11:55:06 PM
Millions did honorable service Stateside, while others did useful work away from the front lines in foreign countries. But every time a Merchant Marine left port ... in Chester to deliver fuel all over the world. For protection, each ship had a contingent ...
Danaos Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold” (DAC)
Intercooler - 11/25/2015 2:45:59 PM
According to Zacks, “Danaos Corporation is a leading international owner of containerships, chartering vessels to many of the world’s largest liner companies ... Norasia Container Lines Ltd, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Wan-Hai Lines and Zim Israel ...
The Marine Corps bloodiest Thanksgiving; Lt Bonnyman finally comes home
Examiner - 11/27/2015 6:44:01 AM
As reported by Hans von Spakovsky of The Daily Signal/The Heritage Foundation (via World Net Daily) on Nov. 25 ... It was in late November of 1943 that men of the Second Marine Division were ordered to re-take the British overseas territory of Betio ...
China’s marine destruction bared
Philstar - 11/27/2015 5:28:16 PM
One of the country’s representatives ... Ayungin Shoal is guarded by a detachment of Philippine Marines stationed on a grounded World War II era transport ship called BRP Sierra Madre. Philippine boats had to engage bigger Chinese ships in a cat-and ...
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later
Oregonian - 11/10/2011 9:59:20 PM
But when World War II was over, the Merchant Marine's greatest advocate, Franklin Roosevelt, was dead. And Congress never conferred official veterans' status on the ... past Cape Town to the country then known as Ceylon. His ships weren't attacked, but ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Pictured: World War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Expert - Metropolitan Museum of Art Special Consultant for Japanese Arms and Armor, Mr. Morihiro Ogawa, examines the American Merchant Marine Museum's Japanese ...