Ships of the Merchant Navy also provide many other services worldwide. These include:
Many more people go cruising today than ever before.
Carrying many of the products we buy in the shops today.
Cable Laying and Repair ships:
We would not have the same access to the internet without these types of vessels.
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production:
This is an industry in-itself, with many thousands of specialist vessels involved in under-water survey, oil exploration and production of natural resources such as oil and gas that we rely on for our everyday energy requirements.