merchant ship


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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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In October 2013, Iran's naval forces rescued one of its country's merchant ships in Aden, which was attacked by five speedboats with armed pirates on board.
While one Dornier aircraft was diverted for search operations, another one was sent to locate the merchant ships, which were present in the surrounding areas at the time of the collision, a defence spokesperson said.
[U.S.A.], August 23 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump has again offered condolences and prayed for the US Navy sailors who died in the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain's collision with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.
On the very same day, another merchant ship was approached but not attacked far to the east in the Gulf of Oman off the Iranian port of Chabahar.
In the moonlight, the merchant ship had taken the sub-chaser for a surfaced U-boat and opened fire.
The merchant ship, called "Victoria", carried the flag of Liberia.
Mr Birchall joined the Merchant Navy in themid-1930s and at the age of 22 was a crew member on an armed merchant ship carrying munitions to Australia.
He made progress when France bought a ship for his use -- the Duc de Duras -- a merchant ship that Jones upgraded and renamed the Bonhomme Richard, which was Jones' way of honoring Franklin and his famous Poor Richard's Almanac.
Summary: Washington [USA], August 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has offered condolences to the US Navy sailors who were aboard the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain which collided with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.
"That credible lead requires to be verified and corroborated overnight." Hishammudin said four aircraft from Australia, New Zealand and the United States have been deployed to the area, while a merchant ship and an Australian navy vessel were also on the way to help in the search.
On Saturday, Rear Admiral Siavash Jarreh, the deputy commander of the Navy, reported that seven speedboats commanded by Somali pirates tried to hijack an Iranian merchant ship in the Red Sea.
THE captain of a merchant ship bound for Singapore changed course for Australia fearing desperate asylum seekers he had rescued in Indonesian waters would attack his crew.

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