Merchant Marine -- See Also Shipping Here are entered general works on the transportation of persons or goods by water, as well as on the vessels used in this activity. Works confined to inland or coastal water transportation, in general, are entered under the headings Inland water transportation or Coastwise shipping. Works on water transportation on individual lakes, rivers, etc. are entered under Shipping subdivided by the name of the lake, river, etc. Works on ocean-going merchant fleets are entered under the heading Merchant marine.Works on shipping in the sense of the dispatch of goods by any means of transportation are entered under the heading Shipment of goods when relating to the activities of the shipper, or Freight and freightage when relating to those of the carrier.
Merchant Marine Law And Legislation -- See Maritime law Here are entered works on the system of law relating to marine commerce, including carriage of passengers or property by sea, maritime social insurance, liability for marine accidents, average, and marine insurance. Works on the system of public international law relating to jurisdiction over the oceans and exploitation of marine resources are entered under Law of the sea. --subdivision Navigation--Law and legislation under names of individual bodies of water
Merchant Marine Personnel -- See Merchant mariners Here are entered works on sailors employed on commercial vessels. General works on sailors and works on sailors enlisted in the navy are entered under Sailors.