Monday, 15 August 2016

Merchant Vessels Naming Convention

Merchant ships names are prefixed by which kind of vessel they are:

         
  • MS
=
Motorship
  • MV
=
Motor Vessel
        
  • SS
=
Steam Ship
       
  • MT  
=
Motor Tanker or Motor Tug Boat
     
  • MSV
=
Motor Stand-by Vessel

  • MY
=
Motor Yacht
  • RMS
=
Royal Mail Ship
  
  • RRS
=
Royal Research Ship
 
  • SV
=
Sailing Vessel (although these can be sub coded as type of sailing vessel)

 
  • LPG
=
Gas carrier transporting liquefied petroleum gas
     
  • LNG
=
Gas carrier transporting liquefied natural gas

  • CS
=
Cable Ship or Cable layer

  • RV
=
Research Vessel
  • MFV
=
Motor Fishing Vessel

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