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.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
In civilian usage, a casualty is a person who is killed, wounded or injured by some event, and is usually used to describe multiple deaths and injuries due to violent incidents or disasters. Casualties is sometimes misunderstood to mean fatalities, but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.
In military usage, a casualty is a person in service killed in action, killed by disease, disabled by injuries, disabled by psychological trauma, captured, deserted, or missing, but not someone who sustains injuries which do not prevent them from fighting. Any casualty is no longer available for the immediate battle or campaign, the major consideration in combat, and the reason for lumping together all these different cases. The word has been used in a military context since at least 1513.
The story is presented as a flashback of Max Eriksson, a Vietnam veteran. A platoon of American soldiers is on patrol when they are suddenly attacked by the Viet Cong. While on flank security, the ground cracks under Eriksson as he is above a Viet Cong tunnel. Sergeant Tony Meserve pulls Eriksson out of the hole and eventually, the Americans stave off the attack.
The platoon takes a break outside a river village in the Central Highlands. While relaxing and joking around, one of the platoon members, Specialist 4 "Brownie" Brown, is killed when the Viet Cong ambushes them. Shortly afterward, Private First Class Antonio Diaz arrives as Brownie's replacement.
Shipping has seen a significant improvement in safety over the past decade as higher standards of ship construction and operation have cut the number of casualties, but emerging risks from new fuels and digital technologies must be mitigated to maintain progress, according to DNV.
James DeWitt was serving on a ship that arrived atPearl Harbor the morning of the attack ...The morning of the attack, Chief Yeoman DeWitt was aboard the USS Antares, an unarmed cargo ship with a barge in tow ... Before the attack, DeWitt said, his ship had spotted a small Japanese submarine following them.
“What I remember the most was a lot of deaths of our people and destruction of our ships,” Horace B ...Seeing the ships sinking, the Oklahoma turning over capsizing, men in the water, then the ships caught on fire ... The Phoenix didn’t suffer any casualties and wasn't hit, but 21 ships within the Pacific fleet were either sunk or damaged.
Annual casualty statistics fell by 20%; ship losses resulting from casualties dropped by 56%; and the number of detentions had fallen by 60% by the end of 2020 ... Container ship fires, possibly resulting from undeclared or mis-declared dangerous cargoes, and the dramatic increase in ship size are of particular concern.
... the domestic shipping sector ... Dinopol, Marina deputy administrator for operations said, "We will instill and sustain a culture of safety in the Philippine domestic shipping sector, to ensure that maritime casualty in the Philippines in the coming years is significantly reduced.".
The missiles were launched from the direction of the Mediterranean at approximately 1.23 a.m., and targeted shipping containers housed at the port, said the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing a Syrian military source ... There were no reports of casualties. The Latakia port is Syria’s main commercial shipping hub.
The Navy has separated them in the hope that they could be linked in the future to some of the 33 Oklahoma sailors who remain unidentified — perhaps through future advances in DNA technology, or if new DNA samples are obtained from families of USS Oklahoma casualties ... Both sank on Battleship Row, killing 209 sailors aboard the two ships.
The Navy has separated them in the hope that they could be linked in the future to some of the 33 Oklahoma sailors who remain unidentified — perhaps through advances in DNA technology, or if new DNA samples are obtained from families of USS Oklahoma casualties ...Robert McMahon, director of the Navy CasualtyOffice.
WE REMEMBER ...Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. Among the notable civilian casualties were nine Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters who responded to Hickam Field during the bombing in Honolulu, becoming the only fire department members on American soil to be attacked by a foreign power in history ... 7, 1984 ... ....
Santa Claus is in town — many towns, in fact — to take that beloved holiday photo ...Santa isn't stuck in a shipping container off the Port of Los Angeles like other casualties of the supply chain shortage, but the pandemic is apparently playing a role on both the supply and demand sides of the holiday equation ... Photo packages with Santa ... .
Buel was in talks earlier this year to make all of the stories available through an easily searchable smartphone app, so visitors to the USS ArizonaMallMemorial could stand in the outline of the ship and read about the men whose names are engraved on bronze medallions just east of Old Main on the University of Arizona campus.
... shipping capacity fully utilized ... "The Great Shipping Crisis of 2021 has taken many casualties as shippers trapped between record rates and very poor service levels struggled to fulfill delivery deadlines for imports destined for the holiday sales season," stated Hookham.
And between such missions, his ship went on the “ping line.” ... “There were maybe two or three ships doing it, going back and forth ...American deaths, as well as up to 10 millionJapanese casualties ... “Every ship that was in the South Pacific was going to be involved in that mission.