Vyacheslav Tikhonov (former: Polarcus Selma) is an 8-streamer, arctic capable 3D seismic research vessel of the ULSTEIN SX133 design. It can deploy eight streamers each of 6,000 metres length, or six streamers each of 8,000 metres length.
Vessel typeSeismic research
Built byDrydocks World, Dubai
Owned byOAO Sovcomflot
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions AS
Operated byOAO Sovcomflot
- 84.2 m
- 17 m
- Dead weight:
- 2250 tonnes
- 45 people
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- DnV +1A1, CLEAN DESIGN, COMF-V(3), ICE-1A, WINTERIZED-BASIC, NAUT-AW, HELDK, BWM-T, SF, E0, DynPos AUTR
Polarcus signed a five year Bareboat Charter Party Agreement with Russian OAO Sovcomflot (SCF) for ‘Vyacheslav Tikhonov’, and the vessel was officially named ‘Vyacheslav Tikhonov’ in a naming ceremony in Sochi, Russia on 16 September 2011.
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has assumed the role of Guardian to the seismic vessel. The vessel is named after a famous Soviet/Russian actor (1928-2009), who received numerous state awards.
Sovcomflot has exercised an option to extend the Bareboat Charter period of hire for two years, until October 2021, with further options.
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