Ships are of various types ranging from small passenger ferries to ultra large crude carriers.
Apart from what is defined as a ship, there are other kind of vessels like hovercraft, dredgers, etc. These are also included in this section. In addition submarines are also described.
One can also refer to the MARINE LIST to see some of these ships.
|TYPES OF SHIPS|
|DRY CARGO (UNIT)||DRY CARGO (BULK)||LIQUID CARGO||PASSENGER VESSEL||WORK SHIPS||OFFSHORE VESSELS||AUXILIARY VESSELS||SPECIAL VESSELS||NAVAL SHIPS|
Ships can also be classified by usage as follows:
- Merchant ships - These ships are intended to earn a profit in the distribution of goods.
- Naval and Coast Guard Vessels - Classified as combatants or auxiliaries. These ships tend to be expensive because their capabilities are extreme.
- Recreational and Pleasure Ships - Personal pleasure craft and cruise liners area specialized class of ships that are run to earn profit by providing recreation services to the general public. Comfort and safety are of utmost importance.
- Utility Tugs - Designed for long operation and easy maintenance with a no frills approach.
- Research and Environmental Ships - Highly specialized equipment must be kept and often deployed into and out of the water.
- Ferries - People and Vehicles must be able to be loaded with efficiency and safety in accordance with a strict time schedule in all weather conditions.