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ton

a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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The passenger-vessel damage severity findings suggest that accident passenger-vessel damage cost per vessel gross ton (where vessels are less than 100 gross tons in size) is less if the vessel is manned by a licensed operator and larger the vessel; the damage cost is greater if the vessel accident is a fire/explosion (versus a grounding) accident and greater the wind speed at the time of the accident (supporting practioners' concern for the instability of passenger vessels).
Dwarfing this 80 gross ton sailing ship, is Irish Ferries' 34,000 gross ton superferry Isle of Inishmore, in No 5 drydock for annual servicing.
In contrast, her direct descendant Crown Princess is a whopping 113,000 gross tons, carrying 3,110 passengers.
Orders from Greek shipowners rose eightfold to 1,277,000 gross tons, while those from U.
Manaar (I), of 7,242 gross tons, was commissioned in 1917, but early in the war in 1939 was torpedoed and sunk off Lisbon.
But if diets improve among the estimated one billion people living in hunger, mainly in Asia and Africa, world food demand could increase by 100% to above 9 billion gross tons over this 35-year period.
55 million gross tons in the previous year, the Japan Ship Exporters Association reported Tuesday.
Nazaire, France for the construction of up to two 2,000-passenger ships of approximately 75,000 gross tons.
At 160,000 gross tons and 208 feet tall by 185 feet wide, the ship holds 3,634 guests double-occupancy and sails seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami calling in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Royal Caribbean's private destination, Labadee, Haiti.
After time as an asylum seekers' hostel in Oslo, she was rebuilt by Italian interests as the cruise liner Athena, 16,144 gross tons, to carry 550 passengers.
The delivery of the 99,300 gross tons ship with capacity to carry 2,500 passengers, is scheduled during spring 2015, said the STX.
Singapore expects to keep its title as the world's busiest port as the total tonnage of ships which called last year rose to 877 million gross tons, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said Tuesday.