Difference between a ship and a vessel

Difference between a ship and a vessel

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..??

Ship :

  • 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..

Vessel :

  • 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..

Never thought about it did ya.. ss35_450

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2 comments on “Difference between a ship and a vessel

  1. Htet Ko Zin says:

    Thanks a lot, sir

  2. Dirk Gnodde says:

    Agreed !

    Please do not call a ship a boat.

    The Captain of a Ship would be offended if you called his ship a boat !

    A boat on the other hand is small craft used for pleasure.

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