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Know About Your Vessel’s Name Prefixes And Meanings

Know About Your Vessel's Name Prefixes And Meanings

Vessel’s Name prefixes are very common and normally are used with every type of ships.

There are very common prefixes like MV, MT or HMS. While a seafarer can understand the meaning of the most of the prefixes still some remains a mystery for us too.

Let’s learn about the abbreviations used before a ship Name and their meanings.

S.No PREFIX MEANING
1 MV Motor Vessel
2 MT Motor Tanker
3 MS Motor Ship
4 HMS Her Majesty’s Ship
5 RMS Royal Mail Ship
6 INS Indian Naval Ship
7 USS United States Ship
8 RV Research Vessel
9 FPSO Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Vessel
10 FV Fishing Vessel
11 NS Nuclear Ship
12 S/S Steam Ship
13 SV Sailing Vessel
14 TB Tug Boat
15 TS Training Ship
16 AE Ammunition ship
17 AHTS Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel
18 HSC High-Speed Craft
19 LNG/C Liquefied natural gas carrier
20 LPG/C Liquefied petroleum gas carrier
21 OSV Offshore supply vessel

While there are many abbreviations or ship prefixes used, the above mentioned are some of the most common abbreviations used. Do let us know your views about this article in the comments section. We will love to hear from you..!!

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