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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

SILVER MANOORA

Completed 2016 as SILVER MANOORA for Tristar Transport. Number 40 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 6 for Tristar Transport. All the vessels will be on long term time charter by STASCo. Managed by Shell Tankers Singapore.

SANTANDER KNUTSEN

Completed 16-06-2022 as SANTANDER KNUTSEN for Knutsen OAS. The first of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

PROTEUS JESSICA

Completed 10-08-2022 as PROTEUS JESSICA for CSSC. Number 3 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.

CARDISSA (1)

Completed 1983 as CARDISSA for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1993 converted to a dynamic positioned shuttle tanker. 1997 as CARDISSA to STASCo. 2004 sold to Capital Ship Management and renamed Active. 2007 sold to Far East to rebuilt as offshore vessel and renamed as A. Dragon. 7-2008 scrapped Alang.

SOLAR KAREN

Completed 10-11-2021 as SOLAR KAREN for Shandong Shipping. The last from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

EBURNA (2)

Completed 1979 as EBURNA for STUK. 1982 chartered by British Government in Falkland war. 2000 sold to Golden Mill Singapore and renamed Virgo. 2004 renamed Eburna. 19.1.2007 arrived Chittagong for scrap. Model made by Ian Milligan.

ZAPHON (2)

Completed 1990 as ZAPHON for Shell Tankers UK. 1995 sold to Tschudi & Eitzen and renamed Nortsea Anvil. 2005 sold to Difko Denmark and renamed Amberjack. 2012 sold to Pakistan breakers.

ADVANTAGE VICTORY

Completed 31-10-2022 as ADVANTAGE VICTORY for Advantage Tankers. Number 2 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo for seven years.

PROTEUS PHILIPPA

Completed 18-9-2022 as PROTEUS PHILIPPA for CSSC. Number 4 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.

PROTEUS IWONA

Completed 1-12-2022 as PROTEUS IWONA for CSSC. Number 5 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.

PROTEUS SINEAD

Completed 30-6-2022 as PROTEUS SINEAD for CSSC. Number 2 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.

ALICANTE KNUTSEN

Completed 14-9-2022 as ALICANTE KNUTSEN for Knutsen LNG France. Number 4 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

SM BLUEBIRD

Completed 27-09-2022 as SM BLUEBIRD for Korea Line. Number 5 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

SM ALBATROSS

Completed 19-8-2022 as SM ALBATROSS for Korea Line. Number 3 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

MALAGA KNUTSEN

Completed 28-7-2022 as MALAGA KNUTSEN for Knutsen LNF France. Number 2 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.