Ordered on 18.09.2008. The keel of this Multipurpose General Cargo Vessel was laid down on 16.12.2009 by Wuhu Xinlian Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Wuhu, Anhui Province, China (Yard No.: W0822). Launched as SAFMARINE SAHEL on 08.02.2010. Intended to be registered in Singapore. IMO No. 9539365. During her extensive sea trials she was renamed XIN LIAN 1 and registered in Hong Kong. Fitted with 3 Cranes of 80 tonnes SWL (Safe Working Load). Official No.: HK-3110. Call sign: VRIP4.
Delivered as SAFMARINE SAHEL to her owners Safmarine Container Lines NV (SCL), Antwerpen on 21.11.2011, appointed managers Enzian Ship Management AG, Zürich Switzerland. The ship is in the cargo line service between Far East and Westafrica and as well world wide.
Renamed THORCO REEF on January 22, 2016, and sold on February 15th. 2016 to A Reefer Line SA, Panama (Management: Thorco Shipping A/S, Tuborg Parkvej 10, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark / Technical Management: Enzian Ship Management AG, Zurich Switzerland), still Hong Kong registered.
On the 04.09.2017 the technical management has been allocated to Shipping Company Groningen B.V. (SCG), Groningen.