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Fiji arrests superyacht owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov

Length 106 m, height 18 m. super luxury motor yacht Amadea, one of the largest yacht in in world visible after anchoring at the pier in Pasatarlasi for bunkering with 9 fuel trucks, on February 18, 2020 in Bodrum district of Mugla province in Turkey.

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Fiji authorities have seized a $300 million superyacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. of Justice announced Thursday.

move confiscate nearly 350ft motor yacht Amadea in Lautoka, Fiji emerges as Western governments ramp up tracing, identification and seizure efforts assets around the world, owned by sanctioned Russians with connections with the Kremlin.

In March, the Biden administration announced a new task force, dubbed KleptoCapture, to enforce wide-ranging US and allied sanctions. on Russian elites who helped fund President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.

“Last month I warned that the department eyes on every yacht purchased with filthy money,” wrote Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. in statement. “It’s a yacht hijacking should tell every corrupt Russian oligarch they can’t hide, even in the furthest part of in world. We will use all means of enforcement of imposed sanctions in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war in Ukraine.”

Cabinet of the Ministry of Finance of Foreign Asset Control, or OFAC, sanctioned Kerimov in 2018. At that time, the Ministry of Finance stated that Kerimov was an oligarch. who profited from Russian government through corruption and its illegal annexation of Crimea. This is added that the Russian billionaire was also en official in Russian government.

According to the Ministry of Justice, Kerimov’s yacht worth $300 million or more. The Cayman-flagged motor yacht is reported to have an interior layout who sleeps up up to 16 guests in 8 cabins and equipped with Helipad.

Last month, German authorities said they had taken over the world’s largest superyacht since official confirmation that the ship had ties to a Russian billionaire and business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

German official confirmed by CNBC on April 14 that the motor yacht is connected with Usmanov and therefore subject to arrest. The German Federal Police informed the European authorities in Brussels on the eve of what a thorough investigation found The ship belonged to Usmanov’s sister Gulbahor Ismailova.

File photo from September 10, 2018 shows megayacht “Dilbar”, owned by a Russian of Uzbek origin businessTycoon Alisher Usmanov refueling a tanker in Mugla, Turkey. Germany seized the yacht of the Russian billionaire Usmanov in the port of Hamburg.

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German authorities initially banned the stunning superyacht from leaving its anchorage. on March 3, according to senior Biden administration official with knowledge of cause.

The yacht named Dilbar in honor of Usmanov’s mother expands over 500 feet and equipped with two helipads and the largest indoor pool pool ever set on a private vessel. According to the Ministry of Finance, Usmanov’s yacht worth about $735 million.


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