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.
Expressing the concerns of the Greek shipping industry regarding the intentions of the European Commission, in the context of the revision of the EU ETS, to include shipping in it, Plakiotakis backs the creation of a special European Fund under the EU ETS ... Greek Shipowners (UGS).
Greek ship operators control more than a quarter of the world’s crude oil tanker fleet and nearly one-sixth of the global ore and bulk carrier fleet. According to data released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee in March 2021, Greece continues to be the largest ...
After colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York, US, the gigantic ship was wrecked in two, killing more than 1,500 people ... In fact, he had already purchased a ticket for a different cruise ship, but changed his ticket last minute, so that he could travel along with the other three Greek passengers.
Very recently, the Greek state finally recognized the problem of sperm whales colliding with ships, but without taking the necessary steps to stop the problem, one of which is to direct shipping away from the areas in which these big cetaceans live.
On this day in 1927, the first DelphicFestival, organized by Angelos and Eva Sikelianos, was held to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal ... On this day in 1905, Markos Vamvakaris, the Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter, was born on the island of Syros ... Without her and her ships the Greeks might not have gained their independence.