U.S. helps Stolt-Nielsen ship drifting off Somalia


A vessel belonging to chemical tanker group Stolt-Nielsen, which has been drifting unprotected off the coast of Somalia for days, has received help from the United States navy, Reuters reported on April 27.

The “MT Stolt Strength” had for the past week been drifting and low on fuel after it was released by Somali captors. The tanker was captured by pirates off the Horn of Africa on November 10 last year, and released on April 21. The tanker is now on its way to Salalah in Oman, escorted by a Chinese frigate.

Stolt-Nielsen S.A.  (the “Company”) is one of the world’s leading providers of transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids. The Company, through the parcel tanker, tank container, terminal, rail and barge services of its wholly owned subsidiaries Stolt Tankers & Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers, provides integrated transportation solutions for its customers.  Stolt Sea Farm, wholly owned by the Company, produces and markets high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon and caviar.
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