Press Release

MT Stolt Strength Update on Military Protection and Bunkering Operations

London, England - April 27, 2009 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo B?rs: SNI).  Following the press release on April 23, 2009, where we reported that MT Stolt Strength was adrift off the coast of Somalia with limited fuel and without naval protection, we are now pleased to report that the ship has received both supplies and fuel from an American naval vessel.  MT Stolt Strength is currently proceeding under her own power to Salalah, Oman, under escort by a Chinese frigate, which will remain in close proximity until they reach port.  Once in Salalah the crew will be relieved and flown home to join their families.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the assisting organizations and the American, Chinese and German navies for their help with this difficult situation.
For further press related information, please contact:
Martin Baxendale
U.K. +44 (0) 20 7823 9444
U.K. +44 (0) 7802 954616
For investor related issues, please contact:
Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen                                    
U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8972                            
[email protected]                               
Jens F. Gr?ner-Hegge
U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
About Stolt-Nielsen S.A.
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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