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 TREASURES

Completed 2016 as "PACIFIC TREASURES" for Sinokor. Shell Project Oval, a total of ten LR1-LR2 newbuildings. In time-charter by STASCo.

PACIFIC SAPPHIRE

Completed 2021 as "PACIFIC SAPPHIRE" for Sinokor. Number 4 from 10 LNG fuelled Aframax Crude Tankers. In long time charter for Shell Tankers Singapore.

SOLAR SUSIE

Completed 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. 2021-2029.

PAN AMERICAS

Completed 2018 as "PAN AMERICAS" for Teekay LNG. Number 2 in a series of four-vessels. Order placed by BG-Group, now part of Shell. In 20-year time-charter. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

ALFRED N

Completed 2016 as "ALFRED N" for Sterling Ocean Tanker. In long-term charter and managed by STASCo.

SILVER HANNAH

Completed 2014 as "SILVER HANNAH" for Sinokor. Number 13 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo. 2014-2019. 2019-2022 in charter by Maersk Tankers.

HAUSTRUM (1)

Completed 1954 as "HAUSTRUM" for STUK. 7-7-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

LEPTON (1)

Completed 1947 as "LEPTON" for STUK. 1958-1960 laid-up. 11-9-1960 arrived Rosyth for scrap.

LANISTES

Completed 1975 as "LANISTES" for STUK. 1982-1985 laid-up in Loch Striven. 1988-1999 for Shell France. 1999 returned to STASCo. 2000 rebuilt as Floating Storage Vessel "FSU SOORENA" for Shell Iran Offshore. Not in service since 2016. 4-2024 scrapped Chittagong.

PACIFIC A.DORODCHI

Completed 2016 as "PACIFIC A.DORODCHI" for Sinokor. Shell Project Oval, a total of ten LR1-LR2 newbuildings. In time-charter by STASCo.

ESTEEM ENDEAVOR

Completed 2020 as "ESTEEM ENDEAVOR" for MK Centennial Maritime. Number 16 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo. 2020-2028.

MEGARA (4)

Completed 2018 as "MEGARA" for Teekay LNG. Managed and manned by STASCo for 6-8 years. The last vessel in a series of five MEGI LNG tankers. Capacity 173.400 cubic metres of LNG.

EAGLE BINTULU

Completed 2019 as "EAGLE BINTULU" for AET. LNG dual fuelled Aframax Crude Tanker. In long time charter for STASCo.

LNGSHIPS MANHATTAN

Completed 2021 as "LNGSHIPS MANHATTAN" for TMS Cardiff Gas. The last of four gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

ADVANTAGE VICTORY

Completed 2022 as "ADVANTAGE VICTORY" for Advantage Tankers. Number 2 from 10 LNG-fueled VLCC. In charter to STASCo 2022-2029. Two LNG fuel tanks made of high manganese steel.