Welcome to Helderline

On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built between 1867 and 2017. 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

Advantage Pretty

Completed 2006 as Baltic Marshall for Interorient Navigation. 6-2017 to Advantage Tankers and renamed Advantage Pretty. In time-charter for Shell Western.

Northwest Stormpetrel

Completed 1994 as Northwest Stormpetrel for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.606 cubic metres of LNG. 2008 operated by Shell Tankers Australia. 2018 sold to Sinokor.

Northwest Seaeagle

Completed 1992 as Northwest Seaeagle for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 125.541 cubic metres of LNG. 1993 operated by Shell Tankers Australia and manned by STASCo.

Northwest Sandpiper

Completed 1993 as Northwest Sandpiper for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.500 cubic metres of LNG. 2008 operated by Shell Tankers Australia.

Northwest Snipe

Completed 1990 as Northwest Snipe for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.747 cubic metres of LNG. 2008 operated by Shell Tankers Australia.

Northwest Sanderling

Completed 1989 as Northwest Sanderling for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.525 cubic metres of LNG. 2008 operated by Shell Tankers Australia.

Northwest Shearwater

Completed 1991 as Northwest Shearwater for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.584 cubic metres of LNG. 1991-2018 operated by BP Shipping. 1-2018 operated by Shell Tankers Australia.

Galea

Completed 2002 as Galea for STASCo. Capacity 136.967 cubic metres of LNG. Picture; Hannes v Rijn

Gallina

Completed 2003 as Gallina for STASCo. Capacity 137.001 cubic metres of LNG.

Gemmata

Completed 2004 as Gemmata for STASCo. Capacity 136.600 cubic metres of LNG.

Methane Mickie Harper

Completed 2010 as Methane Mickie Harper for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 1-2017 managed by STASCo. Capacity 170.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Methane Patricia Camila

Completed 2010 as Methane Patricia Camila for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 12-2016 managed by STASCo. Capacity 170.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Methane Kari Elin

Completed 2004 as Methane Kari Elin for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 2014-2017 laid-up. 6-2017 owner STASCo. Capacity 138.200 cubic metres of LNG.

Solaris (2)

Completed 2014 as Solaris for GasLog LNG. 2014-2031 Managed and manned by STASCo. Capacity 155.000 cubic metres of LNG. Picture(s) by Phil Razey and Piet Sinke.

Madrid Spirit

Completed 2004 as Ivan Tapais. Renamed Madrid Spirit for Spanish Repsol. 2013-2024 Shell is taking over half ownership and chartered vessels from Spanish Company Repsol.