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
Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
FOX News - 5/4/2015 8:47:49 AM
The Coast Guard was being aided by a tug and a merchant ship in at least some of the rescue efforts ... Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said France should send migrants back across the Mediterranean Sea. A French patrol boat on Saturday ...
North Pinellas Hometown
Tampa Bay Times - 4/24/2015 11:22:50 AM
Kennedy's mother was among thousands of refugees rescued from North Korea by U.S. Merchant Marine ... In June, 2014 she set a world record in discus for her age group. In the Junior Olympics, she ranked first in the country in her age group for discus ...
Hundreds gather to remember Canadians lost in The Battle of the Atlantic campaign
Ottawa Citizen - 5/3/2015 8:09:02 PM
The Richmond resident was only 15 when the Second World War ended but, like Frank, also felt impelled to pay his respects, especially to the lesser celebrated Merchant Marine ... who my father was and what this country is.” There were no speeches ...
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 ...
City memorializes sinking of SS McKeesport in World War II
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 4/30/2015 5:10:39 AM
“I hope to see you again next year,” Sokol later said to an audience of all ages including three Merchant Marine veterans ... the conversation would gravitate to those who served their country. Dunn said McKeesport and the Mon Valley “do so ...
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 ...
AWG Group opens world-class hospital
Philstar - 5/1/2015 5:41:05 PM
UCMed president Candice Gotianuy said that although UCMed’s medical equipment, facilities, and medical staff are deemed at par with world-class standards ... including over 10,000 merchant marine students who will need medical accreditation and attention ...
Greece In Or Out - Investment Opportunities?
NASDAQ - 4/26/2015 2:02:07 AM
The largest industry is Tourism (18%) followed by Shipping - the Hellenic Merchant Marine is the largest in the world employing 160,000 (4% of ... In terms of Tourism, Greece is the 7th most visited country in Europe and the 16th most visited globally.
Full Steam Ahead: I scream, you scream, the Navy screamed for ice cream
swansea.wickedlocal.com - 5/2/2015 10:11:55 PM
Last December, the Marine ... country's veterans.” Big Mamie resides in the Battleship Cove section of the waterfront along with the Marine Museum, Railroad Museum and Carousel. The Marine Museum complements the Battleship's mission with a focus on ...
Here's What Economists Cheering For The Pacific Trade Deal Are Missing
Mother Jones - 4/30/2015 8:59:43 AM
There is almost nothing in the whole wide world that economists like better than recounting ... What the 1920 law says is that a merchant marine "sufficient to carry the waterborne domestic commerce…of the United States" is "necessary for the national ...
126 Migrants Reach Greek Shores, a Day After Fatal Sinking
New York Times - 4/21/2015 7:51:39 AM
Greece — Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning three. The Merchant Marine ...
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 ...
World Fuel Services Corporation Reports Record First Quarter Earnings
Market Watch - 4/30/2015 4:02:03 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 ...
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
Former Merchant Marine member ... of veterans who served in World War II," said Dugan, himself a decorated veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. "The military and the U.S. government put this onus on these people. In this country, that's unthinkable."
Parrsboro commemorates sacrifice during Battle of the Atlantic
cumberlandnewsnow.com - 5/3/2015 11:00:50 PM
“We cannot allow ourselves to forget the sacrifice made by so many to keep the supply lines open between North America and England during the Second World War ... of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Merchant Marine and the Royal Canadian Air Force.