FAR SAMSON elected Ship of the Year 2009
The multifunctional Plough/Tug/Supply/Subsea Vessel FAR SAMSON was today declared Ship of the Year 2009 by His Royal Highness King Harald V and the Norwegian State Secretary Rikke Lind at Nor-Shipping. The vessel was delivered from STX Norway Offshore AS – Langsten to Farstad Construction AS on 24th March 2009.
Many of the ideas for the newbuilding are based on the experience gained through the operation of FAR SOVEREIGN which has performed trenching works since 1999. This vessel made single vessel operation possible which meant a big step forward in efficiency.
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FAR SAMSON is the most powerful offshore vessel ever built. The vessel is initiated by Farstad Shipping of Norway, and realized by Rolls-Royce in close co-operation with the Owner. Rolls-Royce developed the special design based upon Farstad’s requirements, and the UT 761 CD has been built by STX Europe Langsten. Continue reading Far Samson – The designer
The shipping company (management and operating company) Sverre Farstad & Co was founded in Ålesund in 1956.
The shipping company’s first vessel M/S “Farland” was delivered from Haugesund Mek. Verksted AS. The vessel was launched on 24 November 1959 and named by Mrs. Margaret Farstad.
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