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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

EAGLE VELLORE

Completed 08-2023 as "EAGLE VELLORE" for A.E.T. Number 8 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo. 2023-2030. Two LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel.

MAHADAH SILVER

Completed 2016 as "MAHADAH SILVER" for Oman Shipping. Number 36 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 10 for Oman Shipping. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2016-2026.

PROTEUS HARVONNE

Completed 2022 as "PROTEUS HARVONNE" for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 1 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore 2022-2037.

SOLAR LAI FONG

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.

SAN FLAVIANO

Completed 1956 as "SAN FLAVIANO" for Eagle Oil. 28-4-1958 sunk by air attack at Balik Papan Indonesian. 27-5-1960 grounded near Manilla while in tow to Hong Kong, re-floated and scrapped Hong Kong.

ADVANTAGE VICTORY

Completed 2022 as "ADVANTAGE VICTORY" for Advantage Tankers. Number 2 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo 2022-2029. Two LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel.

VEGA STINGRAY

Completed 1967 as Hoegh Ray for Hoegh A/S Norway. 1978 sold to Vega Shipping Corp. (managed by STUK) and renamed "VEGA STINGRAY. 1980 sold and renamed Byzantion. 1992 scrapped Shanghai China.

LOTORIUM (2)

Completed 1975 as "LOTORIUM" for STUK. 1980 sold to Belgravia Tanker and renamed Lotor. 1980 sold to Grafton Shipping Panama and renamed Olympic Armour II. 1982-1987 laid-up at Piraeus. 1987 in service Persian Gulf. 1987-1996 laid-up Piraeus. 1996 sold to Thai Int. Tankers and renamed Orapin Global. 18-10-2002 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

DONACILLA (2)

Completed 1966 as "DONACILLA" for STUK. 1976 sold to Thai Ocean Transport (TOTCO) and renamed "MENA" (managed by STUK). 26-1-1985 arrived Rayong for scrap.

DORCASIA (2)

Completed 1967 as "DORCASIA" for STUK. 1977 sold to Thai Ocean Transport Co. (TOTCO) and and renamed "SIAM" (managed by STUK). 2-11-1985 arrived Rayong for scrap.

SIAM (2)

Completed 1967 as "DORCASIA" for STUK. 1977 sold to Thai Ocean Transport (TOTCO) and renamed "SIAM" (managed by STUK). 2-11-1985 arrived Rayong for scrap.

MENA

Completed 1966 as "DONACILLA" for STUK. 1976 to Thai Ocean Transport (TOTCO) as "MENA" (managed by STUK). 26-11-1985 arrived Rayong for scrap.

ISANDA (1)

Completed 1955 as "ISANDA" for Shell France. 1966 jumboised (from 32.380 ton to 62.206 ton) at Le Havre. New forepart and cargo section. The old forepart left Le Havre to be joined at the afterpart of the T2 tanker Westfield. Renamed Vantage Horizon. The Isanda sold in 1973 to Thai Ocean Transport Co. (TOTCO) and renamed "SIAM". 1976 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

ISOCARDIA (1)

Completed 1955 as "ISOCARDIA" for Shell France. 1965 jumboised (from 30.535 ton to 61.879 ton) at Saint Nazaire with a new forepart and cargo section. 1973 sold to Thai Ocean Transport Co. (TOTCO) and renamed "BANGKOK". 1976 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap. The fore and midshipsection was sold to Tak Berging Rotterdam and converted in the pontoons Tak 9 en Tak 10. 1977 renamed Giant 21 and 22. 1981 renamed Takheave 31 and 32. 1992 Takheave 32 renamed Tak 10.

TRIBULUS (2)

Completed 1981 as "TRIBULUS" for Shell Coal Int. 1993 sold to Sealevel Shipping Panama and renamed Clelias Luck. 1995 renamed New Luck. 2002 sold to New Venturer Piraeus and renamed New Venturer 1. 2007 sold and renamed Venturer. 2010 sold for demolition in India.