In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
Russia using anti-ship missiles on land ‘because of dwindling weapons stockpiles’ ...InsideBoris Johnson’s turbulent trip overseasUkraine calls on Turkey to detain Russian cargo ship carrying grain ... The defence ministry said the mine was first noticed some 27 nautical miles east of the mouth of the Kamchia river by a motor ship.
Saying that shipping is lagging behind other major segments, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, which , calls its report a serious wake-up call for the maritime industry ... A comparison with other industries the center says suggests that 35 percent of shipping companies with IMO or net zero 2050 pledges is low.
Ukraine has called for a ship carrying grain from a Russian-occupied part of the country to be seized. The ship is currently lying off the Turkish coast ... The registered owner of the Zhbek Zholy, a Kazakh-based company called KTZExpress, has told the Reuters news agency that the ship has been chartered by a Russian company.
With battery-powered ships severely limited in their range and ability to carry heavy loads, wind power looks like the only viable and sustainable alternative for the long haul. This has resulted in the return of wind sails to pull ships or tapping into ancient Roman designs in the new world ...Helping the shipping industry decarbonize.
According to the post-attack investigation and subsequent revelations, Sheffield’s anti-air warfare officer was out of the operations room at the time of the attack, and a satellite telephone call caused interference with the ship’s electronic support measures (ESM) gear.
With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions, yet environmental campaigners say efforts by the sector to cut emissions are slow ... The group is part of an initiative called the Sea CargoCharter that tracks emissions for ships by companies.
The first of two new support ships being built by Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver will not be delivered until at least 2025 — two years later than the most recent estimate ... The fear is that the navy will be hamstrung whenever one of the two so-called joint support ships is out of commission, either for repairs or for some other reason.
A new report from French brokers BRS assesses the size of the so-called shadow tanker fleet, something that is growing with Russian-linked ships now facing similar scrutiny to those under the control of sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela... to call at ports in the EU, UK or US.
... vessel capable of holding 14,000 20-foot cargo containers (or a 14,000 TEU vessel) — a far larger ship than the largest that has ever called on JaxPort, which has been unable to substantiate its speculation a vessel of such size ever plans to use its terminals.