Washington, D. C. 20549

                        Report of Foreign Private Issuer
                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of November 2005

                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

                                  Canon's Court
                               22 Victoria Street
                                 Hamilton HM 12
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file
annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                   Form 20-F [X]    Form 40-F [_]

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the
information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to
the commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of

                            Yes [_]        No [X] 


Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 is a copy of a press release issued by Nordic
American Tanker Shipping Limited (the "Company") on November 7, 2005 announcing
the delivery of the new vessel.

Exhibit 1

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NAT) - (NYSE: NAT) Now Eight Vessels are
in Service

Hamilton, Bermuda, November 7, 2005

Expansion of the Fleet

Nordic American  Tanker  Shipping Ltd. (the "Company")  today announced that the
Company has taken  delivery  of the suezmax  vessel that it agreed to acquire in
September  2005,  thereby  increasing  the  fleet  from  seven to eight  suezmax
vessels.  The 1998 built suezmax has been named Nordic Saturn and was taken over
today, November 7, 2005.

As of today the vessel is  employed  as a member  vessel in the  Gemini  Tankers
Pool, comprising 18 double-hulled  suezmax tankers,  operated by OMI Corporation
(the seller of the ship),  thus  increasing the Company's ships with spot market
exposure from six to seven units. The Company's  remaining vessel is employed on
a long term contract.

Spot Market Indications

In connection  with this  announcement  about the addition to the fleet, we take
the  opportunity to provide  information on the recent  developments  in suezmax
spot market rates.  According to the spot assessment of The Imarex Tanker Index,
which gives an  indication  of the level of the spot market,  suezmax spot rates
were on average  $54,295 during October 2005. As a comparison,  during the third
quarter of 2005 the spot Imarex  suezmax rates were on average  $24,677 per day.
As of November 4th the Imarex index for spot  suezmax  vessels  stood at $63,709
per day.

In the past,  the spot market has,  over time,  yielded a better return than the
fixed rate market. A strong balance sheet and a low cash break-even level enable
us to maintain a high spot market exposure.  While spot rates are volatile,  and
could  rise,  fall or  remain at the  present  levels,  the  growth of the fleet
increases the earnings potential of the Company.


Matters   discussed  in  this  press  release  may  constitute   forward-looking
statements.  The Private Securities  Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe
harbor  protections  for  forward-looking   statements  in  order  to  encourage
companies   to   provide   prospective   information   about   their   business.
Forward-looking  statements  include  statements  concerning plans,  objectives,
goals, strategies,  future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and
other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The  Company  desires to take  advantage  of the safe harbor  provisions  of the
Private  Securities  Litigation  Reform  Act  of  1995  and  is  including  this
cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation.  The words
"believe,"  "anticipate,"  "intend," "estimate,"  "forecast," "project," "plan,"
"potential,"   "will,"  "may,"   "should,"   "expect,"   "pending"  and  similar
expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The  forward-looking  statements  in this press  release are based upon  various
assumptions,  many of which  are  based,  in  turn,  upon  further  assumptions,
including  without  limitation,   our  management's  examination  of  historical
operating  trends,  data  contained in our records and other data available from
third parties.  Although we believe that these  assumptions were reasonable when
made,   because  these   assumptions  are  inherently   subject  to  significant
uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and
are beyond our control,  we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish
these expectations, beliefs or projections. We undertake no obligation to update
any forward-looking  statement,  whether as a result of new information,  future
events or otherwise.

Important  factors  that,  in our view,  could  cause  actual  results to differ
materially from those discussed in the  forward-looking  statements  include the
strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including
fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker
market,  as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum  production levels and world
wide oil consumption and storage,  changes in our operating expenses,  including
bunker  prices,  drydocking  and  insurance  costs,  the market for our vessels,
availability of financing and  refinancing,  changes in  governmental  rules and
regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from
pending or future  litigation,  general  domestic  and  international  political
conditions,  potential  disruption  of  shipping  routes  due  to  accidents  or
political  events,  vessels  breakdowns  and  instances of  off-hires  and other
important  factors  described  from  time to time in the  reports  filed  by the
Company with the  Securities and Exchange  Commission,  including the prospectus
and  related  prospectus  supplement,  our Annual  Report on Form 20-F,  and our
reports on Form 6-K.

                     Scandic American Shipping Ltd
                     Manager for:
                     Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd.
                     P.O Box 56, 3201 Sandefjord, Norway
                     Tel: + 47 33 42 73 00 E-mail:

                     Rolf Amundsen
                     Chief Financial Officer
                     Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd.
                     Tel: +1 800 601 9079 or + 47 908 26 906

                     Herbjorn Hansson
                     Chairman & CEO
                     Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd.
                     Tel:  +1 866 805 9504 or + 47 901 46 291


          Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Dated:  November 7, 2005                        By: /s/ Herbjorn Hansson
                                                        Herbjorn Hansson
                                                        Chairman and
                                                        Chief Executive Officer

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