Built in 1966, by Kure Zosensho KK of Kure, Japan (hull #YN 106) as the Alice L. Moran for the Moran International Towing Corporation of New York, New York.
Her keel was laid in February of 1965 and she was delivered in 1966. In 1969, she was chartered to the United Towing Company and renamed as the Statesman.
In 1971, she was acquired by the Marine Charters Company of Monrovia where she retained her name.
In 1973, she was again renamed as the Statesman I.
And in 1977 she was again renamed as the Statesman.
She was then acquired by Gulfcorp where she was renamed as the Amsterdam with registry in Bahrain.
Powered by four V16cyl GM La Grange type 16-567BC2tew diesel engines, for a rated 9,600 horsepower. Her electrical service was provided by a 8832kW generator.