Bergesen d.y. Group ASA exercised an option to buy two more
VLCCs from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp
. The total option price for the 296,000 dwt vessels is about $131.7 million. The two vessels will be delivered in March and May, 2001.
Bergesen also announced that it has bought oil/ore carrier Grand
Phoenix for $23 million. The 291,000-dwt carrier, built in Japan in 1986, will be delivered by the end of March.