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merchant

a business such as a RETAILER or WHOLESALER which acts as an intermediary in a DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL. Merchants ‘take title’ to goods (that is, purchase goods) which they then on-sell to customers.
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An Indian Navy helicopter undertook aerial reconnaissance of the merchant vessel at night and at sunrise to sanitise the upper decks of the merchant ship and ascertain the location of pirates, if still on board.
Jarreh noted that the merchant ship received some damage as a result of the clash with the pirates, thus the fleet's repairmen took care of the damages, and the ship was escorted by the fleet.
At first the job of manning the guns on merchant ships fell largely to naval reservists of the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) - an organisation set up by the Admiralty at the start of the war.
The report mentioned that the Indian merchant ship was 60 nautical miles east of Aden when the Somali pirates tried to seize it.
Later he was given another ship, an old French merchant ship, which he rebuilt and named Bon Homme Richard [Poor Richard], to honor Benjamin Franklin.
One day a visitor Bo-Sheng arrived on Grace and recruited Yuri to work on a merchant ship.
Combining two previously written, yet separate, first-person accounts, Dean King has recreated the 1815 wreck of a Connecticut merchant ship off the African coast.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-12 March 2004-Umoe Schat Harding AS plans to relocate merchant ship lifeboats manufacturing to China(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
He is currently being ferried to South Korea by a merchant ship that assisted in the rescue, the MRCC said.
The oil leaked from a merchant ship docked at-nearby Felixstowe port, police said.
August 23 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has again offered condolences and prayed for the US Navy sailors who died in the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain's collision with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.

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