Welcome to Helderline

On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built from 1867 to ships that have not even been launched yet! As well as the ships of The Eagle Tanker Company Ltd, built between 1912 and 1959. Now the Oil- and Gas- fleet managed by Shell International Trading and Shipping Comp. London.

Besides that, over nine thousand visitors have registered themselves here, and they added themselves as member of the crew for 29.000 times. No less than 1.500 guestbook messages and 1.200 anecdotes were shared at Helderline. The 5.700 photos and images show the 2.285 ships, which are classified in 79 classes, 17 types of cargo, 308 managing companies, 399 yards and 60 countries. We even have 600 ships of which we know the current location.

I sailed in the sixties on the Abida, Vitrea, Koratia and the Kosicia.

Please enjoy your visit here and send me a comment, Kees Helder


Completed 27-7-2020 as SOLAR MADELEIN for Tohmei Shipping. Number 9 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.


Completed 1954 as CERINTHUS for Hadley Shipping. In time-charter for STUK. 7-1976 arrived Faslane for scrap.


Completed 1960 as CLYMENE for Hadley Shipping. In time-charter for STUK. 8-1976 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 1957 as EASTGATE for Turnbull Scott Shipping. Originally ordered by Anglo-Saxon as HIATULA. In time-charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1973 sold after collision. 30-6-1973 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 29-9-2020 as SOLAR SKYLER for Tristar Transport. Number 14 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long term time charter by STASCo. Managed by Shell Tankers Singapore.


Completed 31-7-2020 as PEARL LNG for TMS Cardiff Gas. The first of four gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 1-3-2022 as AVENIR ACHIEVEMENT for Avenir LNG. Capacity 20.000 cubic metres of LNG. 2023-2028 in time charter for Shell in Caribbean-USA region.


Completed 2017 as CARDISSA (PDAE) for Shell Western LNG. Capacity 6.800 cubic metres of LNG. The vessel equipped with LNG transfer-arm for safe bunkering operations on the sea. 5-2021 sold-and- leaseback deal with Pan Ocean South Korea. Renamed NEW FRONTIER1, Panama flag.


Completed 5-2023 as bunkervessel for Pan Ocean. Capacity 18.000 cubic metres of LNG. In charter for Shell.


Completed 2009 as CORAL METHANE for Anthony Veder. Capacity 7.551 cubic metres of LNG. In a 15 year charter for Gasnor Norway. 2012 Gasnor taken over by Shell. On 19-9-2016 the first LNG cargo from the Dutch Gate LNG terminal. Yukonharbour. 2018 converted into an LNG bunker vessel.


Completed on 30-9-2022 as HAUGESUND KNUTSEN for Knutsen O.A.S. Shipping. Capacity 5.000 cubic metres of LNG. In charter for Shell for bunkering operations Barcelona.


Completed 31-12-2020 as FUELNG BELLINA for FueLNG. Capacity 7.500 cubic metres of LNG. In charter for Shell Eastern Petroleum. Bunker operations Singapore.


Completed 2017 as Engie Zeebrugge for NYK Shipmanagement. Capacity 5.100 cubic metres of LNG. 1-11-2020 renamed GREEN ZEEBRUGGE. 2020 in Shell charter for Canary Islands bunkering operations.


Completed 2004 as PIONEER KNUTSEN for Knutsen. In charter for Gasnor Norway. 2012 taken over by STASCo. Capacity 1.100 cubic metres of LNG. Model made by Ton Hooftman.


Completed 15-2-2022 as K . LOTUS for Korea Line. Capacity 18.950 cubic metres of LNG. In charter for Shell.