Tikhonov, Vladimir Ivanovich


Vladimir Ivanovich Tikhonov was a sea captain and a prominent seafarer. He  worked as the Deputy and the First Deputy of the Minister of Merchant Marine of  the USSR for more than 20 years. Vladimir Tikhonov was one of the founders of  JSC “Sovcomflot” – the first national shipping company established in compliance  with international standards and practice.

Vladimir Tikhonov was decorated  with the Order of Lenin, the Order of October Revolution, with two Orders of Red  Banners of Labour, the Order of Honour, the Order of Friendship of Nations, the  Order of Great Patriotic War of II grade, with five medals, with the Honorary  Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Russian Federation and  the Badge of the Honorary Maritime Transport Worker. 

The Suezmax tanker of 162,000 dwt, one of the  largest vessel in the history of Soviet and Russian merchant marine, was named  after Vladimir Tikhonov. The tanker has a very high ice class (1A in accordance  with international classification) and meets all the requirements of  international conventions in the sphere of safety of navigation. It is designed  to carry crude oil from the Northern regions of the Baltic Sea  year-round.