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

Lottia (2)

Completed 1975 as Lottia for Deutsche Shell. 17-12-1985 arrived Kawajiri Japan for scrap. Picture(s) by Gert Hoepner.

Melo

Completed 1969 as Melo for STUK. 1976 sold to Niarchos and renamed World Recovery but resold to Goulandris and renamed Selefkia. 20-5-1980 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Marisa (3)

Completed 1968 as Marisa for STUK. 1974 as Marisa to C.S.M. 1977 sold to Quadrant Shipping Liberia and renamed Aegean Captain. 20-7-1979 in collision with the Atlantic Empress. Heavy bow and fire damage. 26-3-1980 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

LNG Port-Harcourt II

Completed 12-2015 as LNG Port-Harcourt II for Nigeria LNG. The third vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 174.904 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Lagos II

Completed 2016 as LNG Lagos II for Nigeria LNG. The fourth vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 176.760 cubic metres of LNG. Picture(s) by G.cailler.

LNG Finima II

Completed 11-2015 as LNG Finima II for Nigeria LNG. The first vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 174.904 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Abuja II

Completed 2016 as LNG Abuja II for Nigeria LNG. The fifth vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 174.904 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Abalamabie

Completed 2016 as LNG Abalamabie for Nigeria LNG. The last vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 174.904 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Bonny II

Completed 12-2015 as LNG Bonny II for Nigeria LNG. The second vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 176.760 cubic metres of LNG.

Gastrana (1)

Completed 1949 as Gastrana for C.S.M. 1961 to STUK. 1967 arrived Hong Kong for scrap.

Megara (2)

Completed 1968 as Megara for STUK. 1976 sold to Goulandris Oil but resold to Arctic Tanker Norway and renamed Dyvi Nova. 1977 sold Nova Tanker. 3-6-1978 arrived Masan for scrap.

Silver Ebalina

Completed 2015 as Silver Ebalina for Sinokor. Managed and manned by STASCo. Number 27 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 30 for Sinokor.

Mysella

Completed 1970 as Mysella for STUK, by joining two halves afloat. 1976 ran aground in Singapore Strait. Serious bottom damage. 1976 sold to Bergesen and renamed Berge Captain but resold to Mobil as Mobil Tern. 1978-1982 laid up Piraeus as Solon. 1982 sold Arabian Int. and renamed Alaman. 12-1983 arrived Yokohama for scrap. Midsection sold to National Iranian Oil as Floating Storage Production and renamed Pazargad.

Marticia

Completed 1970 as Marticia for STUK, by joining two halves afloat. 1976 sold to Bergesen and renamed Berge Master, but resold to Mobil Oil as Mobil Raven. 1977 sold to Arabian Int. and renamed Al Qasim. 11-11-1983 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Melania (2)

Completed 1969 as Melania for STUK, by joining two halves afloat. 1976 sold to Goulandris Greece and renamed Andros Tempo. 1976 sold to Centurion Maritime and renamed Atlas Titan, 27-5-1979 explosion and fire while tankcleaning at Setubal. 31-5-1980 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.