Holding on to its 128-year -dam tradition, Holland America unveiled two new additions to its fleet — tns Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam — at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention. Measuring 951 ft. (289.8 m) each, the duo, which will mark the beginning of the five-ship Vista Class Series,
SeaStreak America, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140- ft. (42.6 m) commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York.
The Chantiers de I'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, recently began cutting steel for the huge cruise liner under construction for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line of Miami. To be named Sovereign of the Seas, at more than 70,000 grt and carrying 2,
MacGregor-Navire (MGN), the leading designer of cargo access equipment (CAE), has supplied the innovative shortsea RO/LO vessel Alster Rapid with a shipset of CAE that for originality and the mix of cargo made possible by its use, must stamp it as unique.
The Maritime Administration has received applications from four wholly owned subsidiaries of Tenneco Inc., P.O. Box 2511, Tenneco Building, 1010 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77001, for Title XI guarantees of obligations. The companies — Shipping Ventures, Inc.
Two large crane barges are to be built to Lloyd's Register class by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. for the Heerema Group. A design appraisal will be carried out by the Society's Offshore Services Group, and the barges will be built under survey at the Mitsui Shipyard.