Whereas in English terms, it is separated between larger ships and smaller boats. Traditionally, ships can carry boats but boats cannot carry ships. The actual size at which a Boat is called a Ship is always determined by local laws and regulations or customs.
For centuries ships were used to transport passengers and goods until finally at the beginning of the 20th century an airplane was found that was able to carry goods and passengers in a short time so that the ship had a tough competition. However, ships still have the advantage of being able to transport goods with a greater tonnage so that they are dominated by commercial ships and tankers, while passenger ships have been converted into cruise ships such as the Queen Elizabeth and Awani Dream.
Towards the end of the 20th century, navigation was greatly facilitated by GPS, which has very high accuracy with the help of satellites. Apart from that a very modern communication system also supports navigation with the presence of several kinds of equipment such as Harp-type radar which allows navigators / mualim to see directly state of sea conditions.
The first known travel records are of a nation that colonized Australia around 60,000 to 40,000 years ago. However, another record of the voyages made by early humans is the voyages made about 900,000 years ago.
Although it is not clear when the first sea voyage took place, the earliest known ship used at sea was a simple wooden ship.