Russian oligarch’s yacht seized in Fiji at US request

Moored in Lautoka, in western Fiji since mid-April, it had been immobilized by the Fijian authorities following the issuance of an American seizure warrant. On Tuesday, a local court had ordered its seizure, which took place in stride. “This seizure shows the corrupt Russian oligarchs that they cannot hide, even in the most remote places of the world,” commented the number two of the American Department of Justice, Lisa Monaco, in a press release.

107 meters long, a jacuzzi…

The Amadea measures 107 meters, has a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a helipad and a “winter garden” on the deck, according to the specialized site superyachtfan.com. Several specialized sites indicate that Kerimov is the owner, but this could not be independently confirmed by AFP.

Spain had already seized in April, at the request of the United States, a superyacht worth $90 million, belonging to Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, an ally of President Vladimir Putin. Washington announced in March the creation of a cell dedicated to the prosecution of “corrupt Russian oligarchs” and all those who violate the sanctions adopted by Washington against Moscow.

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