National air transport system: number of registered air carriers: inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 50,193 annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 0 mt-km (2015) Civil aircraft registration country code prefix: 9L (2016) Airports: 8 (2013) country comparison to the world: 164 Airports - with paved runways: total: 1 over 3,047 m: 1 (2013) Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 7 914 to 1,523 m: 7 (2013) Heliports: 2 (2013) Roadways: total: 11,300 km paved: 904 km unpaved: 10,396 km (2002) country comparison to the world: 131 Waterways: 800 km (600 km navigable year-round) (2011) country comparison to the world: 71 Merchant marine: total: 215 by type: bulk carrier 22, cargo 120, carrier 2, chemical tanker 19, container 6, liquefied gas 3, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 28, refrigerated cargo 7, roll on/roll off 4, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 1 foreign-owned: 98 (Bangladesh 1, China 19, Cyprus 2, Egypt 3, Estonia 2, Hong Kong 7, Japan 4, Lebanon 2, North Korea 2, Romania 2, Russia 7, Singapore 9, Syria 13, Taiwan 7, Turkey 9, UAE 1, UK 1, Ukraine 5, Yemen 2) (2010) country comparison to the world: 34 Ports and terminals: major seaport(s): Freetown, Pepel, Sherbro Islands
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