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

Gagarin Prospect

Completed 7-2018 as Gagarin Prospect for SCF Management. Aframax Crude oil tanker. Powered by LNG. In time-charter for 10 years. The first ship to ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Rotterdam by Shell LNG bunkering vessel Cardissa. 2019 winner Nor-Shipping award.

Ohio (2)

Completed 2009 as Ohio for Dorian Hellas. 2015-2018 time-charter for STASCo. 2018 end charter and to Vitol.

Rossi A. Desgagnes

Completed 2019 as Rossi A. Desgagnes, the last in a series of four dual-fuel tankers for Groupe Desgagnes. Contract for Petro Canada, Shell, Ultramar, Esso and Imperial Oil.

Paul A. Desgagnes

Completed 31-10-2018 as Paul A. Desgagnes, as third in a series of four dual-fuel tankers for Groupe Desgagnes. Contract for Petro Canada, Shell, Ultramar, Esso and Imperial Oil.

Eagle Brasilia

Completed 1-2019 as Eagle Brasilia for AET. LNG dual fuelled Aframax Crude Tanker. In long time charter for STASCo.

Eco California

Completed 30-1-2019 as Eco California for Top Ships. 2019-2022 in charter for 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 Ian Milligan)


Completed 1979 as Ervilia for STUK. 2000 sold to Continent Marine Singapore and renamed Opal. 17.2.2007 beached Alang for scrap. (Model Ian Milligan)


Completed 1980 as Euplecta for STUK. 2001 sold to Golden Empire Maritime Singapore and renamed Accord. 11-2009 sold for scrapping Chittagong. (Model Ian Milligan)


Completed 1980 as Ebalina for STUK. 1998 sold to Lampedusa Shipping and renamed Lampedusa. 2003 sold to Minterne Inventers and renamed Aegean Trader. 2007 sold for scrap Bangladesh. (Model Ian Milligan)


Completed 1956 as Horomya for STUK. 28-3-1975 arrived Santander for scrap.


Completed 2008 as Clio for Zachello Group. 2009 to Marwave Shipmanagement. 2015 sold to TB Marine. 2015-2019 time-charter and managed by STASCo. 2019-2021 in charter by Trafigura.


Completed 1956 as Hinea for STUK. 22-9-1976 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Methane Princess (2)

Completed 2003 as Methane Princess for Golar LNG. 2003-2024 in charter for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. Capacity 138.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Baltic Sunrise

Completed 11-2005 as Universal Queen for Haeyoung Maritime Services. 7-2015 to Sinokor and renamed Baltic Sunrise. 2015-2018 time-charter for STASCo. Picture(s) by Jan Oosterboer and Hans Esveldt.