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

Samuel Prospect

Completed 5-2019 as Samuel Prospect for SCF Mangement. Aframax Crude oil tanker. Powered by LNG. In time charter for 10 years. Picture P.Melissen.

Madrid Spirit

Completed 2004 as Ivan Tapais. Renamed Madrid Spirit for Spanish Repsol. 2013-2024 Shell is taking over half ownership and chartered vessels from Spanish Company Repsol.

Xin Tong Yang

Completed 2009 as Xin Tong Yang for China Shipping. 2015-2016 time-charter for STASCo. 2018 to Cosco Shipping.

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.

SCF Melampus

Completed 2014 as SCF Melampus for SCF Management. Capacity 170.200 cubic metres of LNG. 2015-2029 long-term charter to Shell Sakhalin II project.

Fulgur (2)

Completed 1974 as Fulgur for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1990 sold Pacific Ship Singapore and renamed Palma. 1993 sold Nan Guang Marine and renamed Ocean Pearl. 2000 sold Honduras and renamed Alpine. 2001 converted to a Floating Storage Production vessel for Modec and renamed MV8 Langsa Vertune. 2011 to Thome Oil Singapore and renamed Ptap One. 2018 delited register.

Pacific Jewels

Completed 2016 as Pacific Jewels for Sinokor. The second of six LR2 newbuildings in time-charter by STASCo.

Felipes (3)

Completed 1975 as Felipes for STUK. 1979 to Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1989 sold to Gefion Tank Owners Danmark and renamed Gefion Pacific. 1992 sold Ocean Tankers Singapore and renamed Ocean Onyx. 2001 sold Bolivia and renamed Onyx. 12-2004 arrived Chittagong for scrap.


Completed 2008 as Seaservice for Valles Canada. 2011-2012 time-charter for STASCo. 2013 renamed Spero. 12-2018 Broken Up.

Circe Shell (2)

Completed 1931 as Circe Shell for Anglo-Saxon. 21-2-1942 torpedoed and sunk by U161. Voyage Glasgow to Curacao.


Completed 1954 as Plagiola for C.S.M as a bitumen carrier. In 1955 as Plagiola to STUK. 30-3-1974 arrived Valencia for scrapping.

GasLog Shanghai

Completed 2013 as GasLog Shanghai for GasLog Partners. In charter for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 2016-2018 on charter for STASCo. Capacity 155.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2010 as Rasheeda for Nakilat Qatar Gas Transport. Capacity 266.000 cubic metres of LNG. Operated by STASC0. 10-2015 converted to use LNG as fuel. Gasinjection (MEGI) System.

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.

Zenatia (1)

Completed 1957 as Zenatia for STUK. 1966 jumboising from 38.390 ton to 71.175 ton by Kure Zosen. Bridge moved from midships to aft. 1975 laid-up in Brunei Bay. 1-4-1976 arrived at Kaohsiung for scrap.