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

PACIFIC RUBY

Completed 30-4-2021 as Pacific Ruby for Sinokor. The second of ten LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for STASCo.

SOLAR SHERIDAN

Completed 8-1-2021 as Solar Sheridan for Tristar Transport. Number 17 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.

PACIFIC A DORODCHI

Completed 2016 as Pacific A.Dorodchi for Sinokor. The third of six LR2 newbuildings in time-charter by STASCo.

ONDINA (2)

Completed 1961 as Ondina for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 28-6-1986 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

CARDISSA (2)

Completed 2017 as Cardissa for Shell Western LNG. Capacity 6.800 cubic metres of LNG. The vessel equipped with LNG transfer-arm for safe bunkering operations on the sea. Homeport Rotterdam.

BERSAMA

Completed 1973 as Bersama for Shell Singapore. 2000 broken-up

BP ENGINEER

Completed 1943 as Empire Harvest for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 1946 sold to Shell-Mex & BP and renamed Shelbrit 5. 1952 renamed BP Engineer. 1965 scrapped Antwerpen.

METHANE PATRICIA CAMILA

Completed 2010 as Methane Patricia Camila for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 12-2016 managed by STASCo. Capacity 170.000 cubic metres of LNG. Silverstream air bubble system onboard.

SOLAR SALLY

Completed 15-04-2021 as Solar Sally for Shandong Shipping. Number 19 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

SOLAR CHERYL

Completed 1-5-2021 as Solar Cheryl for Shandong Shipping. 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.

SOLAR TINE

Completed 31-7-2021 as Solar Tine for Shandong Shipping. Number 27 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

SOLAR SUSIE

Completed 20-07-2021 as Solar Susie for Shandong Shipping. Number 24 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

HALIA (1)

Completed 1958 as Halia for STUK. 1969 conversion into a lightening tanker. 28-8-1985 arrived San Sebastian for scrap. Model made by Tony Phipps.

LNG ABUJA

Completed 1980 as Louisiana for Lachmar Inc. New Orleans USA. 1999 renamed LNG Abuja. 2000 sold to Nigeria LNG. 5-2015 sold to Golar LNG / Stolt Nielsen USA and renamed Gaea. 2017 sold to Sinokor Maritime and renamed Caribbean Energy. Laid-up Labuan. 2021 scrapped.

NICANIA

Completed 1942 as Nicania for STUK. 23-6-1960 arrived Hong Kong for scrap.