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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book by Anthony F. Molland

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Chapter 2 Marine vehicle types

2.1 Overview

Seagoing marine vehicles may be divided into transport, including cargo, container and passenger ships and non-transport including fishing vessels, service craft such as tugs and supply vessels, and warships. An overview of the wide range of ship types is given in Figure 2.1 (Eyres, 2007). Each vessel type has a particular role to play and each will have a different set of design and operational conditions. This chapter provides a brief review of the main design and operational features of the principal types of marine vehicle.

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Figure 2.1 Ship types (Eyres, 2007).

2.2 Merchant ships

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