Sovcomflot's vessel is one of the world’s thee best tankers
In 206 the Vladimir Tikhonov tanker owned by Sovcomflot OJSC was called one of the world’s thee best tankers in terms of design and technical characteristics, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to British specialized journal Naval Architect specifying the rating of the world fleet vessels.
Deadweight capacity of the tanker is 162,000 tons, length - 280 meters. As of today it is the largest vessel in Russia. The tanker has double hull and it is capable of going in severe ice conditions. Unlike other large-capacity tankers the Vladimir Tikhonov’s draft enables it to pass shallow-water straits.