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


Completed 2006 as Baltic Force for Interorient Navigation. 6-2017 to Advantage Tankers and renamed ADVANTAGE POINT. 2017-2020 time-charter for Shell Western. 3-2023 sold to Lycia Shipping and renamed Lycia Ka.


Completed 2022 as ADVANTAGE VICTORY for Advantage Tankers. Number 2 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo for seven years. Two LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel.


Completed 2022 as ALICANTE KNUTSEN for Knutsen LNG France. Number 4 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2016 as GASLOG GLASGOW for GasLog. The second of seven tri-fuel diesel electric G-Class newbuildings. 2019 to GasLog Partners. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG. 2016-2031 on long term charter for STASCo.


Completed 2020 as SOLAR MADELEIN for Tohmei Shipping. Number 9 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.


Completed 15-03-2023 as PROTEUS ELSIE for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 10 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.


Completed 12-01-2023 as FERROL KNUTSEN for Knutsen OAS. Number 9 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 1963 as SIVELLA for Shell France. 1976 converted to lightening tanker. 14-4-1981 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 1959 as SAN ERNESTO for Eagle Tanker. 1960 purchased to STUK. 1964 renamed ALINDA. 12-4-1983 arrived Karachi for scrap.


Completed 1956 as SAN FORTUNATO for Eagle Tanker. 1959 purchased by STUK. 1964 renamed HEMIMACTRA. 10-2-1977 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 1958 SAN EDMUNDO for Eagle Tanker. 1959 purchased by STUK. 1964 renamed as HUMILARIA. 1973 sold to Greece and renamed Dynamic Sailor. 7-2-1984 arrived Gadani Beach for scrap.


Completed 1964 in METHANE PRINCESS for Methane Tankers (STUK). 1981 laid-up alongside sistership Methane Progress in Fal. 1988 re-activated by Falmouth Shiprepairers and carried eight cargoes on charter to British Gas before laid-up again in the Fal. 1997 scrapped Alang.


Completed 1964 as METHANE PROGRESS for Methane Tanker (STUK). 1981 laid-up alongside sistership Methane Princess in Fal. 9-1986 arrived Castellon Spain in tow for demolition.


Completed 1950 as TANEA for Shell New Zealand. 1964 transferred to STUK for Singapore area. 31-1-1972 arrived Jurong for scrapping.


Completed 1958 as SAN GERARDO for Eagle Tanker. 1959 purchased by STUK. 1964 renamed VERCONELLA. 15-11-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.