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 2021 as "PACIFIC PEARL" for Sinokor. Number 6 from 10 LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for Shell Tankers Singapore.


Completed 1975 as "LANISTES" for STUK. 1982-1985 laid-up in Loch Striven. 1988-1999 for Shell France. 1999 returned to STASCo. 2000 rebuilt as Floating Storage Vessel "FSU SOORENA" for Shell Iran Offshore. Not in service since 2016. 4-2024 scrapped Chittagong.


Completed 2021 as "SOLAR LAI FONG" for Shandong Shipping. Number 28 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo. 2021-2029.


Completed 2022 as "PROTEUS REBECCA" for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 6 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore 2022-2037.


Completed 2023 as "PROTEUS INGRID" for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 11 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore 2023-2038.


Completed 2018 as "GAGARIN PROSPECT" for SCF Management. Aframax Crude oil tanker. Powered by LNG. In time-charter for 10 years. 2022 sold to Capital Maritime & Trading and renamed "ALEXANDER".


Completed 2022 as "K.LOTUS" for Korea Line. Capacity 18.950 cubic metres of LNG. LNG-bunkervessel in charter for Shell. Operating from Rotterdam. 2022-2029.


Completed 2016 as "MADHA SILVER" for Oman Shipping. Number 48 from Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 10 for Oman Shipping. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2016-2026.


Completed 2022 as "SM ALBATROSS" for Korea Line. Number 3 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2022-2039. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2004 as "GEMMATA" for STASCo. Capacity 136.600 cubic metres of LNG. 2022 renamed "SHANDONG JUNIPER" for Shell Tankers Singapore.


Completed 1977 as Gastor for Nedlloyd. Capacity 120.083 cubic metres of LNG. Laid-up Loch Striven. 1993 taken over by Bonny Gas Transport and renamed "LNG LAGOS". 11-2015 sold to Sinokor Merchant Marine and renamed West Energy. Laid-up Labuan. 2018 sold for demolition Bangladesh.


Completed 2019 as "EAGLE BRASILIA" for AET. LNG dual fuelled Aframax Crude Tanker. In long time charter for STASCo.


Completed 1958 as "THIRLBY" for Ropner Steamship. 1958-1981 time-charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1981 sold to Greece and renamed Diamondo. 1984 scrapped Aiaga.


Completed 1959 as "ACMAEA" for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1986 sold to Troodos Group Cyprus and renamed Prophecy. 1987 renamed Dart. 1988 renamed Delfi. 30-5-1995 arrived Alang for scrap. Model Herman van der Linde. Painting Frans Romeijnsen.


Launched 3-4-2024. Completed 31-7-2024 as "NORTHERN PATHFINGER" for Northern Lights Norway ( SHELL's joint venture with Equinor and Total ). Number 2 from 4 LNG-fueled, wind-assisted propulsion system and air lubrication technology LCO2 carriers. Capacity 7.500 cubic metres of liquid CO2.