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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

PACIFIC DEBBIE

Completed 2017 as "PACIFIC DEBBIE" for Sinokor. Shell Project Oval, a total of ten LR1-LR2 newbuildings. In time-charter by STASCo.

DONAX (1)

Completed 1913 as "DONAX" for Anglo-Saxon. 1933 sold to Italian breakers at Savona after laid-up at Genoa since 1930.

NEW BRAVE

Launched 21-12-2023. Completed 15-09-2024 as "NEW BRAVE" for Pan Ocean Co. Number 17 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2024-2041. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

NEW NATURE

Launched 2-2-2024. Completed 1-10-2024 as "NEW NATURE" for Pan Ocean Co. Number 18 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2024-2041. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

NANTES KNUTSEN

Launched 12-01-2024. Completed 16-08-2024 as "NANTES KNUTSEN" for Knutsen LNG France. Number 16 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2024-2031. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

NORTHWEST SHEARWATER

Completed 1991 as "NORTHWEST SHEARWATER" for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.584 cubic metres of LNG. 2012 managed by BP Shipping. 2018 operated by Shell Tankers Australia. 2020 sold to Asia LNGT Turkey and renamed Karmol LNGT Powership Asia.

NORTHWEST SANDERLING

Completed 1989 as "NORTHWEST SANDERLING" for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 127.525 cubic metres of LNG. 2008 operated by Shell Tankers Australia. 3-2024 sold to Americas LNGT and renamed LNGT Antartica.

NORTHWEST SEAEAGLE

Completed 1992 as "NORTHWEST SEAEAGLE" for North West Shelf Shipping. Capacity 125.541 cubic metres of LNG. 1993 operated by Shell Tankers Australia and manned by STASCo. 2020 to Karmarine Turkey and renamed Karmol LNGT Powership Anatolia. 2020 to Pan-Exp Engineering Singapore and renamed CNTIC VPower Energy.

SOLAR NAAMA

Completed 2021 as "SOLAR NAAMA" for J.P. Morgan Management. Number 23 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.

EAGLE VENTURA

Completed 30-10-2023 as "EAGLE VENTURA" for A.E.T. Number 9 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo for seven years. Two LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel.

HADRA (1)

Completed 1954 as "HADRA" for STUK. 6-5-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

HAUSTELLUM

Completed 1954 as "HAUSTELLUM" for STUK. 1969 bunkering vessel at Lagos. 23-2-1975 arrived Vinaroz for scrap.

KARA

Completed 1955 as "KARA" for La Corona. 26-1-1977 arrived Inchon for scrap.

PACIFIC CORAL

Completed 2022 as "PACIFIC CORAL" for Sinokor. The last of 10 LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for Shell Tankers Singapore.

SOLAR TINE

Completed 2021 as "SOLAR TINE" for Shandong Shipping. Number 26 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.