Polarcus Limited announced that the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has assumed the role of Guardian to the seismic vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov, formerly POLARCUS SELMA, during a naming ceremony held last week in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.
The ultra-modern seismic vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov is on a five year Bareboat Charter to OAO Sovcomflot (SCF) of Russia, announced by Polarcus on 11 August 2011.
Vyacheslav Tikhonov is the same class of vessel as POLARCUS SAMUR, an ultra-modern and Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel of the ULSTEIN SX133 X-BOW design capable of towing both conventional and wide tow spreads. The vessel has an overall length of 84.2m and a beam of 17m. Vyacheslav Tikhonov has a maximum speed of 17 knots and will be capable of deploying up to 8 streamers each of 6,000m length, or 6 streamers each of 8,000m length, with lateral streamer separations of between 25 and 200 meters.
Source: Polarcus, September 19, 2011.