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

Silver Shell

Completed 1915 as Silver Shell for Shell Comp. of California. 1928 sold to La Corona. 1930 sold to Victor Jenssens Rederi Oslo and renamed Soli. 5-4-1942 sunk Colombo after air-attack. 1952 scrapped Pakistan.

LNG Finima

Completed 1984 as LNG 564 for Zenit Shipping. Laid-up Malmo. 1991 taken over by Bonny Gas Transport and renamed LNG Finima. 14-6-2012 transfer from Bonny Gas Transport to Nigeria LNG. 18-9-2015 sold to Sinokor Merchant Marine and renamed Atlantic Energy. Laid-up Labuan.

LNG Bonny

Completed 1981 as Rhenania for Tankreederi Hamburg. 1991 taken over by Bonny Gas Transport and renamed LNG Bonny. 18-9-2015 sold to Sinokor Merchant Marine and renamed Pacific Energy. Laid-up Labuan. 2018 sold for scrap Pakistan.

LNG Abuja II

Completed 2016 as LNG Abuja II for Nigeria LNG. The fifth vessel in a series of six new LNG tankers. Capacity 174.904 cubic metres of LNG.

LNG Enugu

Completed 2005 as LNG Enugu for BW Group. Long-term charter for Nigeria LNG. Capacity 145.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Dolabella (2)

Completed 1966 as Dolabella for Shell France. 25-1-1978 arrived at Kaohsiung for scrap.

Eco California

Completed 30-1-2019 as Eco California for Top Ships. 2019-2022 in charter for STASCo.

Athel Viscount

Completed 1961 as Athel Viscount for Athel Line. 1965 in time-charter for Shell New Zealand. 1978 scrapped Hong Kong.

AET secures long-term charter contracts with Shell.

AET Tankers will order three dynamic positioning-capable suexmax shuttle tankers against a long term contract with Shell in Brazil.


Completed 2003 as Gallina for Shell Tankers Singapore. Capacity 137.001 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2002 as Galea for Shell Tankers Singapore. Capacity 136.967 cubic metres of LNG.

Salamina (1)

Completed 2009 as Salamina for Tsakos Shipping. 2013-2017 time-charter for STASCo.


Completed 2005 as Western Baltic for Western Tankers. 2006 sold to Tsakos Shipping and renamed Ajax. 2016-2017 charter for STASCo.


Completed 2009 as Selini for Tsakos Shipping. 2013-2018 time-charter for STASCo.

Artemis (2)

Completed 2005 as Western Arctic for Western Tankers. 2006 sold to Tsakos Shipping and renamed Artemis. 2018-2020 in charter for STASCo.