This Day in History (1994): Dignitaries Tour Al Bali Star
Dignitaries from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources visit the supertanker Al Bali Star.
After eight months in service and 14 cargo shipments to her credit, the supertanker Al Bali Star played host Sept. 25 to a group from Saudi Aramco’s board of directors and dignitaries from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. The visitors were accompanied by Abdullah S. Jum’ah, executive vice president of International Operations, and Dhaifallah A. F. Al-Utaibi, acting business line head of Manufacturing, Supply and Transportation.
Among the board members were five who sit on the company’s Executive Committee: Dr. Abdallah E. Al-Dabbagh, Clifton C. Garvin, Harold J. Haynes, Dr. Abdulaziz S. Al-Jarabou and Rodney B. Wagner.
From the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources were H.E. Usama Trabulsi and H.E. Khader I. Herzallah.
The visit ended with an informal lunch and high marks for the gallery crew. The Master and 25 other officers and crew members then made preparations to load the Al Bali Star’s 15th cargo and begin the 16,000 kilometer (10,000 mile) voyage to storage terminals in Aruba and St. Lucia.
Also on this date
2018 — The 7.5 Mw 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which triggered a large tsunami, leaves 4,340 dead and 10,679 injured
2016 — The 2016 South Australian blackout occurs, lasting up to three days in some areas
2014 — The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing
2008 — The Singapore Grand Prix is held as Formula One's inaugural night race, with Fernando Alonso winning the event
1995 — Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
1994 — The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people
1975 — The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London
1970 — Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack in Cairo
1951 — CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later
1928 — Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin