Timeline

1982

Arnfinn Nilsen establishes Farsund Fortøyningsselskap AS, and gets a contract for mooring incoming coke and oxide boats in Lundevågen in Farsund.

1985

We start sightseeing tours for tourists from Farsund Fjordhotell with MS Farøy.

1992

John W. Nilsen takes over the operation, after his father Arnfinn the year before had been seriously injured in an explosion accident on a storage rig.

1995

The first tugboat is in place. MS Farøy II is built in steel with icebreaker properties, and is used for barge towing along the coast between Risør and Hardanger.

1999

Farsund Mooring Company will be the first in Norway to use GPS in connection with filling in mass in port.

2000

The fleet has been expanded with the tugs MS Rusken and MS Khan, both of which run North Sea shipping.

2008

We play a key role in the salvage of the Finnish cargo ship Tali, which has grounded in the Jøssingfjord.

2009

FFS Achilles will be the company's first tractor tugboat.

2014

The crane boat FFS Amon is acquired.

2015

We signed management agreements with two shipping companies and arranged for storage activities in Lundevågen.

2020

Farsund is the world's largest seismic base, and FFS Marine - as the company is now called - has management of 15 boats in Lundevågen, in addition to three in Lyngdal. Green Yard Group, of which we are a co-owner, takes over the bankrupt Kleven Verft in Sunnmøre.