Russia Post issued a set of 2 stamp comemorating Marine Fleet of Russia on 5th March 2013.It depicts research vessel "Vyacheslav Tikhonov" and ice-class tanker "Timofey Guzhenko” in open water.
Scientific and research vessel "Vyacheslav Tikhonov" is destined for carrying out geological exploration on the continental shelf, particularly in difficult climatic conditions of Arctic and sub-Arctic seas. The appearance of this modern ship in the Russian fleet will expand the range of services provided to oil and gas companies operating on the Russian continental shelf; its appearance provides access to the most modern technologies of data collection and seismic fleet exploitation, with particular focus on the Arctic conditions.
Ice-class tanker "Timofey Guzhenko" is the third ship of reinforced ice class tankers destined for the marine transportation of oil in the framework of the Arctic energy project "Varandey". The tanker was accepted into service in February 2009 and began the regular shipments of crude oil from the terminal Varandey to the port of Murmansk. It is equipped with a system of sensors and measuring devices allowing to monitor the condition of the ship’s body, machinery and systems while operating in the ice and at low temperatures.