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

Tagelus (1)

Completed 1945 as Ackia for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tagelus. 7-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 29-6-1961 arrived Rosyth for scrapping.

Opalia (3)

Completed 1999 as Opalia in charter for STASCo. 2006 returned to owner Frontline and renamed Front Opalia. 11-2014 sold to Sinokor and renamed Plata Sunrise. 6-3-2018 Alang India for scrapping.

Oscilla (3)

Completed 2000 as Oscilla for STASCo. 2005 returned to owner Frontline and renamed Front Scilla. 2017 sold to Nestoil Nigeria as a storage tanker and renamed Ugo Ocha.


Completed 1997 as Engen Simunye for Unicorn Shipping. 2000 renamed Simunya and in charter for Shell Australia. 2002 to Catalina Navigation. 2005 sold to Blystad Ship and renamed Team Anja. 2007 renamed Siteam Anja. Ran aground off Punta del Este on 17-5-2016 after engine room flooded. Damage to tanks & engine room bottom plating. Refloated 6-6-2016 & towed to Rio de Janeiro. Sold to Turkish breakers in tow of tug Far Scout.


Completed 1996 as Spyros for Ocean and Gulf Maritime. 2000-2003 time-charter for STASCo. 2004 sold to Wolf Rock and renamed Kamari. 2006 sold to Petrovietnam and renamed Herculus M. 2018 sold for scrapping Gadani Beach.

Atlantic Shell

Completed 1989 as Atlantic Shell for STUK (Shell Bermuda). 1996 sold to Marine Tankers Service Florida and renamed Atlantic Breeze. In 2019 she was scuttled off the Bahamas as a dive site. Model made by Tony Phipps.


Completed 1982 as Kenneth T Derr for Chevron US. 2000 sold to Agawam Shipping and renamed Agawam. 2001-2002 time-charter for STASCo. 2009 scrapped Bangladesh.

Asprella (3)

Completed 2001 as Asprella for STASCo. 2009 back to owner Pritchard-Gordon Tankers and renamed Henriette PG. In time-charter for STASCo. in Caribbean.

Blue Gas

Completed 1982 as Capo Argento for Victoria Italy. 2001 sold to Caverton Nigeria and renamed Blue Gas. 2001-2013 time-charter for STASCo (Shell Nigeria). 2013 scrapped.

Donax (4)

Completed 1999 as Maersk Prosper for Maersk Tankers. 2001 in charter for STASCo. and renamed Donax. 2010 end charter and renamed Maersk Prosper. 2019 sold Greece and renamed Alboran I.

Ficus (3)

Completed 2001 as Ficus for STASCo. 2009 sold to Angelique Shipping and renamed Elka Angelique.

Fusus (3)

Completed 2001 as Fusus for STASCo. 2009 sold to Nikolas Shipping and renamed Elka Nikolas.


Completed 2001 as Kumanogawa for K-Line. 2001-2014 time-charter for Showa Shell Japan. 2014 sold to Sinokor Merchant Marine and renamed Silver Glory. 2019 sold and renamed Pacific Bravo. 6-2019 renamed Latin Venture.

Lucy PG

Completed 2001 as Lucy PG for Pritchard Gordon Tankers. In time-charter for STASCo in Caribbean.

Maersk Pride

Completed 1999 as Maersk Pride for Moller. 2001-2004 in time-charter for STASCo. 2005 sold to Mercator Lines India and renamed Prem Pride.