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
Tax Court Rules International Waters Not Foreign Country But Misses That Mariners Are Not Marines
Forbes - 5/4/2016 9:14:52 PM
Mr. Wilson is a US citizen, a resident of Mexico and a ship’s engineer in the Merchant Marine. What’s In A Name ... he spent 41 days in foreign ports and the territorial waters of foreign countries and 22 such days in 2010. The rest of his voyage ...
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
U.S. flagged ships are more expensive to operate than ships from many foreign countries ... The Merchant Marine has played a critical role in every major American military conflict since the Revolution. Never did it play a greater role than in World ...
Journalist William Geroux spotlights the World War II sacrifice of men from small-town Virginia
Nashville Scene - 4/28/2016 9:04:41 AM
Young men who couldn't find work nearby historically left home to join the Merchant Marine. In The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats, Geroux follows some of them into World War II. Geroux gives plenty of context for their ...
KDB to Bail Out Hyundai Merchant Marine
World Maritime News - 4/21/2016 7:18:27 AM
Troubled South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is to become a subsidiary of state ... checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best ...
Hyundai Merchant pressed to complete negotiations over charter rates
THE KOREA TIMES - 5/4/2016 10:44:57 AM
Creditors of ailing Hyundai Merchant Marine and the government have urged the country's No. 2 shipper to wrap up its negotiations ... with falling freight rates amid a protracted slump in the world's economy. (Yonhap)\
Millennials in the Merchant Marine
The Maritime Executive - 4/29/2016 6:43:19 PM
The merchant marine is seeing this same change ... we need a framework that supports sailor development as: Until the world's vessels are all remotely controlled, or our military forces no longer need supplies, we will need merchant mariners.
Act key to helping freight move FAST across the country
Lexington Clipper Herald - 5/3/2016 8:22:58 AM
A U.S. Senate field hearing, “Keeping Goods Moving in America’s Heartland,” was held by the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure ... offer products domestically or around the world. One of her goals in the Senate was to pass ...
Testimony: Act key to helping freight move FAST across the country
Star-Herald - 5/2/2016 6:29:37 AM
Economic development and keeping products moving cross country were among the discussions during a ... America’s Heartland,” was held by the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee in Scottsbluff ...
Italian marine Girone to return home, bail conditions to be laid by India's Supreme Court
Firstpost - 5/3/2016 10:24:39 AM
The other marine, Massimiliano Latorre ... that "the Supreme Court of India exercises jurisdiction over him", the MEA statement said. The two countries have been asked to approach the SC for relaxation of bails with conditions put down by the Indian ...
India says its top court must rule on Italian marine's bail
FOX News - 5/3/2016 6:57:04 AM
NEW DELHI – India says its Supreme Court must approve the return of an Italian marine to his country while international arbitration plays out in the case accusing him and another marine of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen in 2012. The Indian ...
Wall Street Journal - 5/1/2016 2:13:06 AM
In a rare public protest in the communist country, demonstrators held banners urging a clean marine environment and government transparency, demanding the government publicize the identity of the polluter and...
The world's best new spas
CNN - 5/2/2016 8:59:56 AM
From health retreats on Sicily's sun-kissed Mediterranean coast to high-end hammams in the Caribbean, we've handpicked the world's 10 best new spas ... the medicinal and therapeutic use of seawater and marine elements. It has an extensive thalassotherapy ...
Navy SEAL Killed by ISIS in Iraq Was Star Athlete and Grandson of Infamous Banker Charles Keating
People - 5/4/2016 1:00:57 PM
Joshua Wheeler, a member of Delta Force, was killed during a raid on an ISIS compound last October, and Marine ... the world," Ducey said in a statement. A champion track runner, Keating attended Indiana University on a track and cross-country scholarship ...
Ben Nabouhane: I love scoring for my country
FIFA - 5/4/2016 11:56:32 AM
“It was also a huge goal for Comoros, which is a beautiful country but a poor one, and a very small fish in the football world,” he added ... to show what he could do for Les Ciel et Marine on six occasions. In 2011, at the age of 22, he left ...
Marine Corps To Investigate Iwo Jima Photo
You Don't Know Football - 5/4/2016 12:39:29 PM
There are questions being raised about whether an Appleton, Wisconsin, man is really in the famous Iwo Jima picture from World War II ... Some EU member countries say they will not ratify the deal , which has been in limbo since negotiations concluded ...