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

Lyria (2)

Completed 1976 as Lyria for STUK. 1984 sold to Egatite Panama and renamed Louisiana. 1988 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Boss. 21-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.


Completed 1976 as Limopsis for STUK. 1983 laid-up in Loch Striven, sold and renamed Diane while laid-up. 6-1986 re-entered service as Matilde R. 1987 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Borg. 10-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.

Liparus (2)

Completed 1975 as Liparus for STUK. A starring role in the James Bond film,The Spy Who Loved Me. 1982 laid-up in Loch Striven. Sold 1983 and renamed Paradise while laid-up. 1986 re-entered service. 1990 sold to Hellespont Steamshipping as Hellespont Paradise. 2001 sold to Bluewater Energy as bulk. 10-2003 scrapped China.

Linga (2)

Completed 1975 as Linga for STUK. 1975-1976 laid-up in Brunei Bay. 1981 sold to Saudi Tankers and renamed Arabian Sea. 1994 renamed Mare Champion. 1997 renamed Mosking. 1999 scrapped Chittagong.

Limnea (2)

Completed 1975 as Limnea for STUK. 1975-1976 laid-up Brunei Bay. 1982 laid-up in Loch Striven, sold while laid-up and renamed Orpheum. 1986 re-entered service. 1990 sold to Hellespont Steamshipping as Hellespont Orpheum. 2001 sold to Fener Deniz and renamed Kapadokya. 10-9-2003 arrived Alang for scrap.

Limatula (2)

Completed 1974 as Limatula for STUK. 1975-1977 laid-up in Brunei Bay. 1981 sold to Saudi Tankers and renamed Arabian Sky. 1981 sold Arabian Int. and renamed Al Sama Alarabia. 1994 sold Griffin Shipping and renamed Mare Discovery. 1997 sold Mosqueen Inv. and renamed Mosqueen. 12-5-1999 arrived Gadani Beach for scrap.


1975-1978 as Laconica for STUK. 1975-1976 laid-up Brunei Bay. 1978-1985 as Laconica for C.S.M. 15-12-1985 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 1975 as Lanistes for STUK. 1982-1985 laid-up in Loch Striven. 1988 as Lanistes for Shell France. 1999 returned to STASCo. 2000 rebuilt as Floating Storage Vessel FSU Soorena for Shell Iran Offshore. 2016 demolition sale Iran.

Litiopa (2)

Completed 1977 as Litiopa for STUK. 1983-1985 laid-up Loch Striven. 1985 sold Hellenic Shipping and renamed Flagship L and moved Piraeus for lay-up until 1986. 1987 renamed Jamunda. 1988 sold to Bergesen and renamed Barge Bragd. 2002 sold to Ocean Tankers and renamed Tai San. 2005 rebuilt Single Buoys Moorings Singapore and renamed Litiopa. 2007 renamed FPSO Saxi Batuque.


Completed 2010 as Kastos for Eletson. 2010-2011 time-charter for STASCo.


Completed 2004 as Megalonissos for Etelsen. 2019-2020 in charter for STASCo.


Completed 2004 as Alonissos for Eletson. 2007-2010 time-charter for STASCo.

Labiosa (2)

Completed 1975 as Labiosa for STUK. 1981 sold to Total France and renamed Autan. 11-12-1999 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Latia (2)

Completed 1974 as Latia for STUK. 1979 as Latia for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1983-1985 laid-up at Vestnes Norway. 16.2.1985 arrived Shan Hal Guan China for scrap.

Latirus (2)

Completed 1974 as Latirus for STUK. 1979 as Latirus for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1982-1984 laid-up Vestnes. 21-4-1984 arrived Masan for scrap.