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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

LITIOPA (2)

Completed 1977 as LITIOPA for STUK. 1983-1985 laid-up Loch Striven. 1985 sold Hellenic Shipping and renamed Flagship L and moved Piraeus for lay-up until 1986. 1987 renamed Jamunda. 1988 sold to Bergesen and renamed Barge Bragd. 2002 sold to Ocean Tankers and renamed Tai San. 2005 rebuilt Single Buoys Moorings Singapore and renamed Litiopa. 2007 renamed FPSO Saxi Batuque.

LIPARUS (2)

Completed 1975 as LIPARUS for STUK. A starring role in the James Bond film,The Spy Who Loved Me. 1982 laid-up in Loch Striven. Sold 1983 and renamed Paradise while laid-up. 1986 re-entered service. 1990 sold to Hellespont Steamshipping as Hellespont Paradise. 2001 sold to Bluewater Energy as bulk. 10-2003 scrapped China.

LIOTINA

Completed 1974 as LIOTINA for Deutsche Shell. 1986 to Solena Shipping (Deutsche Shell). 2-8-1997 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

LINGA (2)

Completed 1975 as LINGA for STUK. 1975-1976 laid-up in Brunei Bay. 1981 sold to Saudi Tankers and renamed Arabian Sea. 1994 renamed Mare Champion. 1997 renamed Mosking. 1999 scrapped Chittagong.

ADVANTAGE VICTORY

Completed 11-2022 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.

SM BLUEBIRD

Completed 09-2022 as SM BLUEBIRD for Korea Line. Number 5 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

SOLAR SKYLER

Completed 2020 as SOLAR SKYLER for Tristar Transport. Number 14 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long term time charter by STASCo. Managed by Shell Tankers Singapore.

SOLAR MELISSA

Completed 7-2020 as SOLAR MELISSA for Tohmei Shipping. Number 7 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

METHANE BECKI ANNE

Completed 2010 as METHANE ECKI ANNE for BG-Group. 2014 to GasLog and in charter for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 2016-2029 on long term charter for STASCo. Capacity 170.000 cubic metres of LNG.

METHANE JANE ELIZABETH

Completed 2006 as METHANE JANE ELIZABETH for GasLog Partners. In charter for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 2016- 2020 on charter for STASCo. Capacity 145.000 cubic metres of LNG. 2020 on charter to Trafigura. 2023-2024 in charter STASCo.

LIMOPSIS

Completed 1976 as LIMOPSIS for STUK. 1983 laid-up in Loch Striven, sold and renamed Diane while laid-up. 6-1986 re-entered service as Matilde R. 1987 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Borg. 10-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.

LIMNEA (3)

Completed 1973 as Olympic Brilliance for Olympic Maritime. 1990 sold to STUK and renamed LIMNEA. 20-8-1995 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

LIMNEA (2)

Completed 1975 as LIMNEA for STUK. 1975-1976 laid-up Brunei Bay. 1982 laid-up in Loch Striven, sold while laid-up and renamed Orpheum. 1986 re-entered service. 1990 sold to Hellespont Steamshipping as Hellespont Orpheum. 2001 sold to Fener Deniz and renamed Kapadokya. 10-9-2003 arrived Alang for scrap.

LIMATULA (2)

Completed 1974 as LIMATULA for STUK. 1975-1977 laid-up in Brunei Bay. 1981 sold to Saudi Tankers and renamed Arabian Sky. 1981 sold Arabian Int. and renamed Al Sama Alarabia. 1994 sold Griffin Shipping and renamed Mare Discovery. 1997 sold Mosqueen Inv. and renamed Mosqueen. 12-5-1999 arrived Gadani Beach for scrap.

LNG PORT HARCOURT

Completed 1976 as Nestor for Nedlloyd. Capacity 120.083 cubic metres of LNG. Laid-up Loch Striven. 1993 taken over by Bonny Gas Transport and renamed LNG PORT HARCOURT. 10-2015 sold to Sinokor Merchant Marine and renamed East Energy. Scrapped 2018.