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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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(MRCC) contacted and ordered several adjacent merchant vessels to search and
The merchant vessel continued safely in its ceiling towards the port of Hodeidah, the police added.
Since then, almost 20,000 merchant vessels have been hailed by UN's boats, and those that are deemed suspicious have been searched by Lebanese authorities.
After a career in the Royal Navy, then as a merchant seaman, Hogan built a merchant vessel in India to engage in trade in Europe.
1982 HMS Coventry and the merchant vessel Atlantic Conveyor were sunk in the Falklands conflict, with the loss of 24 lives
The Japanese was subsequently picked up by the merchant vessel Princess Highway with the help of the U.S.
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.
Acts of maritime piracy range from the classic boarding and hijacking a merchant vessel on the high seas to stealing from a ship while it is anchored in port.
Epileptic Andrew Halsey was found by a Norwegian merchant vessel 600 miles off the coast of Mexico, but he told the captain: "I am sorry for delaying you, but I want to carry on."
A Japanese merchant vessel picked up four crewmen from a life raft after they abandoned the Sky Bird, a container ship, said Portuguese Navy Commander Silverio Tavares Martins.
Navy and later in the merchant marine and on sailing vessels, and wrote about his experiences in Man-of-War Life (1856), The Merchant Vessel (1856), and Whaling and Fishing (1856).
The PCG said the fish tubs were on board a cargo vessel named Merchant Vessel Alejandra bound for Manila from Linapacan in Palawan.