Vannessa Ventures Ltd. - Personnel Appointments

    Trading Symbol: TSXV: VVV

    CALGARY, March 12 /CNW/ - Vannessa Ventures Ltd. (TSX-V: VVV) ("Vannessa"
or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has hired Arnoldo Rudin as
General Manager of Industrias Infinito S.A., the Company's subsidiary based in
San José, Costa Rica. Mr. Rudin has a Bachelor's degree in Geology from the
University of Costa Rica and an MBA from National University in San Diego
    Mr. Rudin will be responsible for the Company's day-to-day activities in
Costa Rica and is expected to play a lead role in the continuing development
of the Las Crucitas project from an exploration play into a producing gold
mine. Mr. Rudin held senior positions with another gold producer in Costa Rica
prior to joining Industrias Infinito S.A.
    The Company also wishes to announce that it has retained Jim Decker of
Jim Decker & Associates Inc. in the role of Senior Advisor, assisting with all
aspects of Vannessa's Latin American projects with primary focus being on the
advancement of the Las Crucitas gold property in Costa Rica. He will also be
the Company's main contact person with respect to investor relations. Mr.
Decker, who is fluent in Spanish, is a graduate mining engineer with more than
35 years of experience in senior management, operations and engineering with
several large mining companies in North and South America.
    Vannessa has also retained the services of Coal Harbor Communications
Inc. ("Coal Harbor") to provide investor relations services reporting to Mr.
Decker. The principal of Coal Harbor is Mr. Dale Paruk, an experienced
investor and public relations professional. Coal Harbor will distribute news
and information on Vannessa and provide consistent and timely contact with the
Company's shareholders, other investors and industry professionals on behalf
of the Company. Coal Harbor maintains its offices in Vancouver, British
Columbia and works closely with financial analysts, advisors and investors in
Canada and the United States.
    Coal Harbor will receive a fee of $Cdn 6,000 per month starting in March,
2007. Coal Harbor will be granted 100,000 stock options at current market
prices and may be issued another 100,000 stock options in six months subject
to certain conditions. The term of the contract is one year. Coal Harbor and
Dale Paruk are at arm's length to Vannessa.

    John Morgan, President

       "The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
                   adequacy or accuracy of this release."

For further information:

For further information: Coal Harbor Communications, Suite 701, 555
Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 4N1,, Tel:
(604) 662-4505, Fax: (604) 662-4547, Toll-free: 1-877-642-6200

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