Tanzania President Bans Registration of Foreign Ships, Orders Probe

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity. The ban came after at least five foreign-owned ships flying Tanzania's flag were seized in various parts … [Read more...]

Refugee rescue | 100-year-old ship ferries thousands to safety

A 100-year-old ship ferries thousands of Burundians to safety. Meet the captain, three aid workers and a woman fleeing home for the fourth time. by Céline Schmitt UNHCR  Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other parts of Tanzania except by … [Read more...]

Tanzania Port Authority Head Suspended in Latest Scandal

By Edith Honan DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The acting director of Tanzania's port authority has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations he violated procurement procedures, officials said on Tuesday. The suspension comes at a time when the Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam, a major gateway to east Africa long plagued by inefficiencies, is due to … [Read more...]

Discoverer Americas Drillship Makes Big Gas Discovery Offshore Tanzania

Transocean's 6th generation drillship Discoverer Americas drilled into a huge gas reservoir offshore Tanzania recently according to a statement today by Statoil, the operator of the rig. The Norwegian energy firm reports that the Giligiliani-1 discovery, located along the western side of block 2 at a 2,500-meter water depth, contains an estimated 1.2 trillion cubic feet of … [Read more...]

BG Group and Ophir Energy Find Over 17 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas Offshore Tanzania

The Deepsea Metro 1, under contract to BG Group and Ophir Energy, tapped into a reservoir containing an estimated 1.03 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas according to a statement today by Ophir Energy.  For BG Group (80%) and Ophir Energy (20%), this marks an astonishing 16th consecutive discovery well in Blocks 1, 3 and 4. The Gusto P10000 drillship, under management … [Read more...]