On February 18, 2020, in the Bodrum district of Mugla Province, Turkey, after anchoring for bunkering with nine fuel trucks at the pier of Pasatarasi, a super luxury motor yacht Amadea with a length of 106 m and a height of 18 m was seen. Will be. ..
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Fiji officials have seized a $ 300 million superyacht owned by the licensed Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov, the Justice Ministry announced Thursday.
The move to confiscate the approximately 350-foot motor yacht Amadea in Lautoka, Fiji, as the Western government stepped up its efforts to track, identify and seize assets belonging to the Kremlin-related licensed Russians around the world. happen.
In March, the Biden administration announced a new task force. Called Klepto CaptureTo enforce drastic US and ally sanctions imposed on the Russian elite who helped the president raise funds Vladimir PutinUnprovoked war in Ukraine.
“Last month I warned that the department was looking at all yachts purchased with dirty money,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco wrote in a statement. “The seizure of this yacht should be communicated to all corrupt Russian oligarchs that they cannot hide, even in the farthest parts of the world. We respond to Russia’s provocative and unjust war in Ukraine. And use all means to enforce the sanctions imposed. “
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Ministry of Finance approved Kerimov in 2018. At that time, the Treasury said Kerimov was an oligarch who benefited from the Kremlin through the illegal annexation of corruption and Crimean. He added that the Russian billionaire was also an official of the Russian government.
The Justice Ministry estimates that Kerimov yachts are worth more than $ 300 million. The Cayman flag-raised motor yacht is reportedly equipped with a heliport, with an internal layout that can accommodate up to 16 people in eight cabins.
Last month, German officials said they had seized the world’s largest superyacht after officially confirming that the ship had a connection with Russian billionaire and businessman Alisher Usmanov.
German official Confirmed with CNBC on April 14th The motor yacht was linked to Usmanov and was therefore subject to seizures. German federal police the day before informed European authorities in Brussels that they had thoroughly investigated the ship being owned by Usmanov’s sister, Grubakor Ismailova.
A file photo dated September 10, 2018 shows a mega yacht named “Dilbar” owned by Uzbeck-born Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, refueled by tankers in Mugla, Turkey. Germany seized the yacht of Russian billionaire Usmanov at the Port of Hamburg.
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German authorities initially restricted stunning superyachts from leaving the harbor. March 3, according to Biden’s senior officials who are aware of this issue.
Named after Usmanov’s mother, the yacht stretches over 500 feet and features two heliports and the largest indoor swimming pool ever installed on a private vessel. The Treasury estimates that Usmanov’s yachts are worth about $ 735 million.