if ships and boats never leave Australian waters, they can help spread marine
are many ships and commercial boats that are only used in Australia. Some of
the largest ships are bulk carriers transporting ore. Smaller ships are used to
trade with islands and between towns and cities. There are tugs and ferries. Many
kinds of vessels are used for commercial fishing.
small Australian boats and yachts will never leave the country. There are
hundreds of thousands of boats privately owned. Most are removed from the water
after use while the others are moored in places like marinas.