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
Sexual misconduct at Merchant Marine Academy has persisted, records show
Newsday - 1/13/2017 11:55:56 AM
Chelsea Tapper, a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Merchant ... U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” Gillibrand said in a statement, referring to the Transportation Department reports and other federal documents. “The price of attending our country’s best ...
B-2 bombers kill nearly 100 ISIS terrorists in Libya
FOX News - 1/19/2017 1:57:40 PM
The planes flew around the world and back without landing ... mostly from drones flown from the region to target ISIS. Marine Harrier jets and Cobra attack helicopters conducted airstrikes as well from a Navy amphibious assault ship off the coast of ...
Lucas Purdy nominated to West Point and Merchant Marine academies
Portsmouth Daily Times - 1/18/2017 9:08:21 PM
Purdy, who was a standout in sports and academics has been nominated to the U.S. Army Academy at West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ... and I would be proud to have them serve our country in the military,” Portman said.
At Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, empty shops echo a country's deepening strains
The Christian Science Monitor - 1/18/2017 2:27:30 PM
They are seeing foreign tourists increasingly shun one of the world’s iconic cities out ... 25 years at the Grand Bazaar. “For a country you need big hope for the future to make investments,” says the merchant, who asked not to be named.
Report: Merchant Marine Academy needs anti-harassment plan
Charlotte Observer - 1/6/2017 4:54:45 AM
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has a culture of fear marked by a sense of victimhood and "us vs. them" mindset, according to a study commissioned by the federal agency that operates the New York military academy following concerns about sexual assault ...
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 ...
Soviet Merchant Marine
globalsecurity.org - 9/6/2011 11:59:22 PM
In World War II, the Merchant Marine became virtually ... reportedly calling at more than 800 ports in over 90 countries. The Soviet merchant marine was a prime mover in the high pressure move which led to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
Hyundai Merchant Marine pitching hard to secure 2M membership
hellenicshippingnews.com - 11/20/2016 10:25:29 PM
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. is making last-minute pitch to get on the world’s largest shipping alliance 2M ... fielded by the Korean government to take the place of the country’s largest container liner. But the shipper which went ...
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 ...
Longtime Norristown Man, World War II Merchant Marine, Passes At 89
Patch - 10/10/2016 12:15:33 PM
He was a Eucharistic Minister and over 50 yr. participant at Malvern Retreat House. Gus served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War ll.. His Army service following the war as a radio repairman led Gus to a long employment with the Borroughs ...
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/26/2016 11:19:06 PM
“He was associated with rotgut whiskey, waterfront brawls and quickie strikes that held up big passenger ships at New York, New Orleans and San Francisco . . .” The era was the earliest stages of the United States’ involvement in World War ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 12/19/2016 6:34:50 AM
Is this a serious question? Fine. I’m going to suppress my urge to violate BNBR. In any presidential election at least 85% of blacks vote Democratic. This is for historical reasons that are well-known. Obama was the first and perhaps last time that many ...
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call Online - 6/17/2015 6:29:44 AM
However, I believe the World War II Merchant Marine veterans have not been properly honored or recognized for their service, and I have been working to have our nation show its gratitude to them since I arrived in Congress in 2011. This year, I introduced ...
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."
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
Exactly how to maintain a healthy Merchant Marine for ... role than in World War II, and a glance back at what happened then offers some perspective for the debate today. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter ...