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.
Ships(SHIPS (シップス),Shippusu) is a Japanese pop group consisting of Shikō Kanai and Takuya Ide. The unit was created mainly for the anime Kirarin Revolution as all members lend voices to characters in the series. They have released two singles and have had two additional tracks appear on Kirarin Revolution compilation albums.
I never believed that Helen of Troy’s face launched a thousand ships. According to the ancient Greek poet Homer, and myths that predated him, there was once a woman so beautiful that she caused a war, and even the gods, petty beings who couldn’t help themselves, picked sides in the battle.
A French research ship and a Greek frigate were forced to leave Ankara's continental shelf last week, after Turkish naval vessels were deployed to disperse the flotilla, according to Turkish media reports ... The standoff ended with the French and Greek vessels leaving the area to conduct their research elsewhere.
In addition, the company will offer 6-8- night cruises between Israel and the GreekIslands starting in June, the company said ...Royal Caribbean will offer three- to seven-night escapes to the Greek Isles and Cyprus starting in June for fully vaccinated passengers.
Byron’s death in Missolonghi, the malaria-ridden town where he had spearheaded the Greeks’ revolt against Ottoman rule, induced instant shock, convulsing the English-speaking world... The money was then used to fund fighting ships run as a commercial enterprise by profit-minded Greek islanders.
On this day in 1996, Stavros Spyros Niarchos, the Greek shipping magnate died at the age of 86 ... Recognizing the substantial transportation expense of importing wheat, Niarchos believed that one would save money by owning the ships that provided the transportation ... Niarchos served in the Greek Navy during World War II.
Visionary owner John Angelicoussis bequeaths sprawling shipping empire ... Angelicoussis was among the best Greeks ... Angelicoussis hailed for defending Greek flag. Late Greek magnate was the staunchest supporter of the national ship registry ... Norwegian shipping magnate remembers the highs and lows of his relationship with the Greek shipping icon.