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


Completed 1938 as Rosalia for C.S.M. 27-7-1943 hit by two torpedoes from U-615 about 10 miles south of Bullan Bay Curacao. On voyage Lagunillas-Curacao.


Completed 2005 as Songa Pearl for IBS Shipping. 2006 to OSM Shipping and renamed Brovig Fjord. 2007 to Liquid Norway and renamed Liquid Beauty. 2007 to Columbia Singapore and renamed Glen. 2007-2009 time-charter for STASCo. 2016 sold to Sawtooth Solution and renamed Sawtooth.

Golar Winter

Completed 2004 as Golar Winter for Golar LNG. 2007-2008 time-charter for STASCo. 2010 converted to a FSRU for Petrobas. Capacity 138.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Grand Elena

Completed 2007 as Grand Elena for NYK LNG. Capacity 145.000 cubic metres of LNG. 2007-2027 long term time-charter Sakhalin II project.


Completed 2007 as Lascaux for Sea Tankers Shipping. 2007-2009 time-charter for STASCo.

LNG Borno

Completed 2007 as LNG Borno for NYK Line. 2007 Long-term charter for Nigerian LNG. Capacity 149.600 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Ondo

Completed 2007 as LNG Owdo but renamed LNG Ondo for BW Group. Long-term charter for Nigeria LNG. Capacity 148.471 cubic metres of LNG.

Mahanadi Spirit

Completed 2000 as Alam Bakti. 2000 to OMI Marine Services and renamed Guadalupe. 2005-2008 in time-charter for STASCo. 2007 sold to Teekay Shipping and renamed Mahanadi Spirit. 2015 sold to Ocean Faith and renamed Ocean Amerald. 2018 sold to Evolution Global and renamed New Legend.

Mare Adriacum

Completed 2004 as Mare Adriacum for Fratelli Italy. 2007-2008 charter for STASCo. 2015 sold to Avantgarde Tankers and renamed Avant I. 2016 to Cyrus Shipping as FPSO Cyrus

Moritz Schulte

Completed 2002 as Moritz Schulte for Schulte Shipmanagement. 2007-2008 time-charter for STASCo.

Nordic Copenhagen

Completed 2005 as Sichem Copenhagen for Eitzen Chemical Norway. 2007 sold to Nordic Tankers and renamed Nordic Copenhagen. 2005-2009 time-charter for STASCo. 2015 sold to Trust Bridge and renamed Han Gloria.

Nordic Oslo

Completed 2005 as Sichem Oslo for Eitzen Chemical Norway. 2007 sold to Nordic Tankers and renamed Nordic Oslo. 2005-2009 time-charter for STASCo. 2015 sold to Jeil Int South Korea an renamed Chang Young.

North Contender

Completed 2005 as North Contender for Selandia Shipmanagement. 2007-2008 time-charter for STASCo. 2014 flag Marshall Island. 2016 sold to Vitaco and renamed Petrolimex 20.


Completed 1999 as Odergas for Hartman Schiffahrts. 2007-2009 in time-charter for STASCo. 2019 sold to Sea Partners Cyprus and renamed Seagas Major.


Completed 2005 as Cape Essvik for Viken Fleet. 2005 managed by STASCo and renamed Achatina. 2015 under Marshall Island flag and renamed Askviken. Managed by STASCo.