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

LNG HARMONY

Completed 2023 as "LNG HARMONY" for Global Maritime Holdings. Number 12 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2023-2030. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

SM ALBATROSS

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.

SILVER MILLIE

Completed 2015 as "SILVER MILLIE" for Sinokor. Number 28 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2015-2022.

SILVER AMANDA

Completed 2014 as "SILVER AMANDA" for Sinokor. Number 12 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2014-2021.

PAN AMERICAS

Completed 2018 as "PAN AMERICAS" for Teekay LNG. Number 2 in a series of four-vessels. Order placed by BG-Group, now part of Shell. In 20-year time-charter. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

HYALA

Completed 1955 as "HYALA" for STUK. 16-4-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

HEMIPLECTA

Completed 1955 as "HEMIPLECTA" for STUK. 1964-1969 operated for Shell Australia. 2-3-1975 arrived Busan for scrap.

BARCELONA KNUTSEN

Completed 2010 as "BARCELONA KNUTSEN" for Spanish Repsol. 2013 Shell is taking over half ownership and chartered vessels from Spanish Company Repsol.

PACIFIC TREASURES

Completed 2016 as "PACIFIC TREASURES" for Sinokor. Shell Project Oval, a total of ten LR1-LR2 newbuildings. In time-charter by STASCo.

PACIFIC SAPPHIRE

Completed 2021 as "PACIFIC SAPPHIRE" for Sinokor. Number 4 from 10 LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for Shell Tankers Singapore.

SOLAR SUSIE

Completed 2021 as "SOLAR SUSIE" for Shandong Shipping. Number 24 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.

ALFRED N

Completed 2016 as "ALFRED N" for Sterling Ocean Tanker. In long-term charter and managed by STASCo.

SILVER HANNAH

Completed 2014 as "SILVER HANNAH" for Sinokor. Number 13 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2014-2019. 2019-2022 in charter by Maersk Tankers.

HAUSTRUM (1)

Completed 1954 as "HAUSTRUM" for STUK. 7-7-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

LEPTON (1)

Completed 1947 as "LEPTON" for STUK. 1958-1960 laid-up. 11-9-1960 arrived Rosyth for scrap.