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Wed Apr 27, 2022, 09:14 PM

To avoid his yacht being seized Russian oligarch sailed at full speed for 18 days.

To avoid capture, this $325 million superyacht of one of Russiaís wealthiest oligarchs sailed at full speed for 18 days to cross the Pacific ocean. Now the 347 feet vessel is held in Fiji for docking without customs clearance and the US government is planning to seize it.

Sanctioned Russian billionaire by Suleiman Kerimovís $325 million superyacht Amadea aimed to reach Australia to avoid seizure at all costs. However, The United States is striving to seize the Amadea currently docked in Fiji. The vessel is believed to have traveled for 18 days from Mexico and crossed the Pacific only to end up in choppier waters.

Suleiman Kerimov is the subject of economic sanctions by the United States and the European Union, which is why Fijiís director of public prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, applied to the High Court to prevent the Amadea from leaving Fiji. Officials captured Kerimovís 347-footer after it arrived at the Pacific island nation without customs clearance.

As per The Guardian, the application requested ďthe motor yacht Amadea be restrained from leaving Fijian waters until the finalization of an application to register a warrant to seize the property and (ii) that the U.S. warrant to seize the Amadea be registered.Ē The U.S. embassy said in a statement, ďWe continue to ratchet up the pressure on Putinís oligarchs, and we are working with allies and partners to go after corrupt gains from some of the individuals closest to Putin, no matter where they are held around the world,Ē shared Reuters.


More: https://luxurylaunches.com/transport/us-government-to-seized-amadea-superyacht.php


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Reply To avoid his yacht being seized Russian oligarch sailed at full speed for 18 days. (Original post)
herding cats Apr 27 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Apr 27 #1
Emile Apr 28 #14
TheBlackAdder Apr 27 #2
BumRushDaShow Apr 27 #4
Ilsa Apr 27 #8
lastlib Apr 27 #11
lame54 Apr 27 #3
dchill Apr 27 #5
groundloop Apr 28 #12
WarGamer Apr 27 #6
SledDriver Apr 28 #15
Iggo Apr 28 #17
Cha Apr 27 #7
Baked Potato Apr 27 #9
Bev54 Apr 27 #10
BumRushDaShow Apr 28 #13
Demovictory9 Apr 28 #16

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 09:19 PM

1. I have been to Fiji.

A Super yacht like that will stick out like a sore thumb.

Fiji is a poor Island nation. One is either very rich or very poor. There is very little middle ground here.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 06:12 AM

14. They can use this yacht for low income housing.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 09:29 PM

2. They'd be safer taking that shit to Kong Island.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 09:46 PM

4. Or to where this one went



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 10:47 PM

8. LOL!!! nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:42 PM

11. I guess they never did find that one.....pity

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 09:43 PM

3. Wish the flat-earthers were right

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 10:32 PM

5. The engines will probably need rebuilt.

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Response to dchill (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 01:24 AM

12. Doubtful..... but I'm sure he had a hell of a fuel bill.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 10:38 PM

6. Will end up in US Courts...

https://asiapacificreport.nz/2022/04/26/graham-davis-behind-the-saga-of-the-seized-russian-super-yacht-amadea/

Incredibly, there is still doubt about the vesselís true ownership. The whole world has been told that it belongs to the Russian oligarch, Suleiman Kerimov, but there is still evidently no conclusive proof ó the vesselís ownership evidently buried in a labyrinth of multiple shelf companies in places like the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

For the purposes of the High Court case in Suva, the owner is officially stated as being Millemarin Investment Limited. Is it Suleiman Kerimov?


Millemarin Investmentís local lawyer, Feizal Hannif, told the court there was no evidence that it is. He said the vesselís beneficial owner was in fact one Eduard Khudaynatov. But counsel for the DPP, Jayneeta Prasad, argued that the ownership of the vessel was not an issue. It was subject to a US warrant and the ownership issue was for the American courts to decide.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:55 PM

15. Easiest way to tell

Tow it out and sink it. Then wait and see who claims it.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:38 PM

17. Seize it and see who cries.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 10:42 PM

7. C'est la guerre!

TY, Cat!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 10:55 PM

9. Probably didn't even change the oil before heading out. Nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:30 PM

10. Is Australia not party to the sanctions?

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 06:02 AM

13. But look who is "nearby" to Fiji









But yes, Australia has its own sanctions - https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/security/sanctions/sanctions-regimes/russia-sanctions-regime

But since the country is so huge, I suppose the yacht pilot figured they could make a beeline for some obscure location along the Australian coast and try to "blend in" through some arrangement with someone there. I expect Australia may try to find out who was arranging that.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:59 PM

16. full speed for 18 days...sounds fuel expensive

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