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merchant ship

[′mər·chənt ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A power-driven ship employed in commercial transport on the oceans and large inland bodies of water such as the Great Lakes.
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Ships like Latouche Treville are equipped to monitor all merchant vessels, as well as submarine and airborne activity.
The spokesman said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels boarded the Russian merchant vessel Utyos after their fighter craft were damaged in a battle with government naval forces.
Today, 72 percent of all attacks on merchant vessels are committed while the ship is berthed or anchored in port, and most of the attacks on vessels at sea occur in a country's territorial waters.
The fishermen were waving their arms but the merchant vessel obviously didn't see.
Mumbai, August 16, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Indian Navy today foiled a piracy bid after it rescued merchant vessel MV Nafis-1, approximately 170 nautical miles west of Mumbai.
A Philippine-flagged merchant vessel and its 20 crew members survived unharmed a run-in with pirates in the Arabian Sea on 24 March 2011 after U.
KARACHI, June 21, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The 22 crew members, including six Indians, of Egyptian merchant vessel MV Suez will reach here before being sent back to their respective countries, Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney has said.
Mumbai In yet another anti-piracy operation, the Indian Navy (IN) has succeeded in forcing pirates to flee a Chinese merchant vessel they had attacked on Thursday morning as it sailed about 450 nautical miles west of Karwar in coastal Karnataka.
The announcement was made shortly after the country's regulator said earlier in the day that the local quality control bureau found "abnormal" levels of radiation on a Japanese merchant vessel that berthed in east China's Xiamen port, Fujian Province, on Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
In addition we have restored a merchant vessel to legitimate use on the high seas and my highly trained team has conducted a very slick boarding operation which has ensured that this pirate vessel is no longer able to operate.
ANKARA, Feb 21, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish navy seals have prevented an attack on a Japanese merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia, Turkish military said Sunday.
Weeks ago, Somali pirates intercepted a Yemeni merchant vessel, Almahmoud 2, and took it towards the Indian Ocean.