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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

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.

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.

SOLAR RUO YUN

Completed 2021 as "SOLAR RUO YUN" for Shandong Shipping. Build as Solar Michelle. Number 29 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.

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.

SOLAR ALICE

Completed 2021 as "SOLAR ALICE" for J.P. Morgan Management. Number 22 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.

PAN ASIA

Completed 2017 as "PAN ASIA" for Teekay LNG. The first vessel in a series of four. Order placed by BG-Group, now part of Shell. In 20-year time-charter. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

ONOBA (1)

Completed 1938 as "ONOBA" for La Corona. 16-1-1941 sunk by air raid in convoy from Liverpool to Curacao, 140 miles west of Ireland.

MUREX (5)

Completed 2017 as "MUREX" for Teekay LNG. Managed and manned by STASCo. The second vessel in a series of five MEGI LNG tankers. Capacity 173.400 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.

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.

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.

ORION BOHEMIA

Completed 2022 as "ORION BOHEMIA" (Originally ordered as Orion Song) for Global Meridian. Number 7 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2022-2029. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

HUELVA KNUTSEN

Completed 2022 as "HUELVA KNUTSEN" for Knutsen OAS. Number 6 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2022-2029. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

SM GOLDEN EAGLE

Completed 2023 as "SM GOLDEN EAGLE" for Korea Line. Number 13 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2023-2040. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG PROSPERITY

Completed 2023 as "LNG PROSPERITY" for Global Meridian Holdings. Number 8 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2023-2030. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.