In 2003, Holland America (HAL) added another "Dam" ship to its fleet in the form of the 82,000-gt MS Oosterdam. Oosterdam — built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy — is the second 1,848 passenger Vista-class ship for the company, joining sister ship ms Zuiderdam,
The recently completed M/S Boogabilla is classed by its builders and owners as the third generation of deepsea roll-on/roll-off vessels. The ship incorporates several new items for this type of vessel, such as a largebore, slow-speed diesel engine; three parallel trafficways,
The Inland Waterways Division of Pott Industries, Inc., St. Louis, recently christened its newest towboat, the M / V Mike Schmaeng, an 1,800-hp towboat, built by Inland Marine Constructors, Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The christening ceremonies were at Evansville.