That big floating thing that carries our cargo from point A to B is referred to as either a SHIP or a VESSEL.. Is there a difference between a ship and a vessel..??
- A ship is a large ocean going vessel..
- A ship is a sailing vessel that uses wind power or steam power or other man made energy sources, rigged in such a manner that will allow it to sail and be controlled..
- A ship is a floating vessel that transports cargo in order to earn revenue..
- Basically, a vessel is anything that can float and can be steered/moved, either by own means or by other means (for example – if it is towed)..
- Apart from a ship, a floating platform, boats, barges etc can also be called a vessel..