Talk:Merchant vessel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Transport / Maritime  (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Transport, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles related to Transport on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Maritime task force.
 
WikiProject Ships (Rated C-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ships, a project to improve all Ship-related articles. If you would like to help improve this and other articles, please join the project. All interested editors are welcome. To use this banner, please see the full instructions. WikiProject icon
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.

What's the distinction?[edit]

What is the difference between a Merchant Vessel (MV) and a Motor Vessel? - Ageekgal (talk) 21:25, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

One distinction is this: merchant ships that were steamships and sailing vessels weren't motor vessels. Also, in practice, a difference is often drawn between motor tankers and the more general term motor vessel. HausTalk 10:40, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Commercial vessel[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Merge done. -- P 1 9 9 • TALK 18:27, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

  • MERGE As "Commercial vessel" is just a USCG classification, and "Merchant vessel" seems to be a more generic term, the former article should be merged into this one (possibly as a section on its own) and a redirect left. Regards, DPdH (talk) 03:49, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. I was initially inclined not to support because the two sets overlap, but neither is a subset of the other. A fishing boat is an example of a commercial vessel that isn't a merchant vessel. USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is an example of a merchant vessel that isn't a commercial vessel. However, a well placed clause in the lede along the lines of "The closely related term commercial vessel..." might be a good workaround.HausTalk 04:49, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.