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 11-01-2017 as MARAN GAS ROXANA for Maran Gas. In charter for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 13-10-2022 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 2009 as FPMC P. Duke for Formosa Marine. 2012 taken over by STASCo and renamed TECTUS. 11-2017 to Fleet Management Hong Kong. 4-2022 sold to Prime Tanker and renamed LIBERTY. 11-2022 sold to Fractal Marine Dubai and renamed APATE.


Completed 30-11-2022 as ORION BOHEMIA (Originally ordered as Orion Song) for Global Meridian Holdings. Number 7 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 9-2022 as PROTEUS PHILIPPA for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 4 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.


Completed 22-02-2022 as PACIFIC CORAL for Sinokor. The last of 10 LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for Shell Tankers Singapore.


Completed 2014 as SILVER AMANDA for Sinokor. Number 12 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo.


Completed 2003 as Captain X Kyriakou for Athenian Sea Carriers. 2013 sold to SBM Offshore and renamed FPSO Stones. Converted to a Floating Production and Storage vessel. 2014 renamed TURRITELLA. Contract for Shell in Gulf of Mexico. 1-2018 sold to Shell E and P Offshore.


Completed 1962 as VITREA for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. Originally ordered as Violetta. The first Dutch Shell Tanker with all accommodation and bridge aft. 2-7-1985 arrived Pakistan for scrap. Sailed on here in 1962. 3D model 1:1250 from Kees Helder.


Completed 1945 as Stones River for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed TRIBULUS. 5-1960 laid-up Lough Swilly. 9-5-1961 arrived Faslane for scrap.


Orgionally ordered by Shell Tankers (Violetta) but sold before completion as LLANISHEN to E.T.R. Tankers. 1958-1974 time-charter for STUK. 1974 sold and renamed Petrola XIX, 1976 renamed Petrola 19. 1981 sold and renamed Emouli. 1986 scrapped Aliaga.


Completed 1961 as KAYESON for Kaye Tanker Management. Originally ordered as ZONITES. In 20 year time-charter for STUK. 1981 sold and renamed Aounallah. 1983 scrapped Karachi.


Completed 1955 as FORTHFIELD for Hunting & Sons. In time-charter for STUK. 1975 scrapped Burriana.


Completed 1957 as EASTGATE for Turnbull Scott Shipping. Originally ordered by Anglo-Saxon as HIATULA. In time-charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1973 sold after collision. 30-6-1973 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 24-11-2022 as PROTEUS BOHEMIA for CSSC Bocomm Leasing. Number 8 from 12 LNG dual-fuelled LR2 Tankers. In charter to Shell Tankers Singapore for 15 years.