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

Solar Katherine

Completed 18-6-2020 as Solar Katherine for Tohmei Shipping. Number 1 from Shell Project Solar, chemical / product tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

Solar Melissa

Completed 13-7-2020 as Solar Melissa for Tohmei Shipping. Number 2 from Shell Project Solar, chemical / product tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

Solar Nesrin

Completed 30-6-2020 as Solar Nesrin for Tristar Transport. Number 2 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 6 oil / chemical tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

Eagle Pilar

Completed 31-12-2020 as Eagle Pilar for AET Shuttle Tanker. In long time charter Shell for Brazilian operations.

Solar Sharna

Completed 15-6-2020 as Solar Sharna for Tristar Transport. Number 1 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 6 oil / chemical tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

Shu Kwang

Completed 1924 as Shu Kwang for Asiatic Petroleum. In time-charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1940 sold to British Admiralty as patroll vessel. 1942 renamed Fukuan Maru. 1944 mined and sunk.

Tien Kwang

Completed 1925 as Tien Kwang for Asiatic Petroleum. In time-charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1939 to Anti-submarine Warfare. 1942 sunk.

Nacella (2)

Completed 1968 as Nacella for Deutsche Shell. 1986 as Nacella to Solena Shipping (Deutsche Shell). 31-8-1993 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Neverita (2)

Completed 1968 as Neverita for C.S.M. 1971 as Neverita to Deutsche Shell Tanker. 1986 as Neverita to Solena Shipping Lib (Deutsche Shell). 4-5-1994 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Pando (2)

Completed 1967 as Pando for Shell-Mex & BP. 1975 transferred to Shell UK Coastal Shipping. 1977 sold to Bowker and renamed Bebington. 1983 sold Ormara Cyprus and renamed Vermion. 1984 renamed James Rayel. 1988 sold Whitaker and renamed Solent Raider. 1998 sold to Island Petroleum and renamed Island Mariner. 2012 sold as bunkering tanker Okobia Togo flag. 2018 sold for demolition Turkey.

Patro

Completed 1959 as Patro for STUK. 1967 as Patro to Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 10-9-1979 arrived Kaohsiung for srapping.

Dublin

Completed 1969 as Dublin for Shell-Mex & BP. 1975 transferred to BP Oil. 1976 renamed BP Springer. 1997 renamed Border Springer. 2004 scrapped Santander.

Fuel Marketer (1)

Completed 1932 as Lakeshell for Shell Canada. Originally built for Dominion Tankers. 1942 acquired by Shell and renamed Eastern Shell in 1950. 1969 renamed Fuel Marketer. 1970 renamed Western Shell. 1971 sold to Big D Line and renamed Alfred Cytaki. 1974 scrapped Hamilton.

Lakeshell (3)

Completed 1969 as Lakeshell for Shell Canada. 1987 sold to Socanav Montreal and renamed W.M. Vacy Ash. 2003 scrapped Alang India.

Mactra (2)

Completed 1969 as Mactra for STUK. On 29-12-1969 the Mactra had a tank explosion during tank cleaning. Two killed and several seriously burned. 1970 new midsection in Japan. 1974 as Mactra to Shell France. 12-6-1980 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.