A Fiji court allowed the United States to remove the Amadea yacht, which the FBI believes is related to the sanctioned Suleiman Kerimov, on June 7. According to Reuters, the yacht docked in Honolulu on the afternoon of June 16.
The confiscated Amadea superyacht, which US authorities have linked to Russian billionaire and senator Suleiman Kerimov, has arrived in Hawaii. This is reported by Reuters, citing Refinitiv Eikon vessel tracking data.
According to the agency, the 106-meter yacht moored in the administrative center of the state of Hawaii, the city of Honolulu, on the afternoon of June 16.
Amadea was seized by Fiji police on April 14 after the vessel entered the country's exclusive economic zone following an 18-day voyage from Mexico under the flag of the Cayman Islands.
Fiji's Supreme Court allowed Amadea to be seized on a US warrant on May 3. On June 7, the Fiji Supreme Court ruled that the superyacht must be removed by the United States, as it is a “waste” for the island nation. funds needed to maintain the vessel during fission legal disputes.
The FBI said operating costs for a vessel worth more than $300 million are between $25 million and $30 million per year, and the United States will pay for the maintenance of the vessel after how it will be confiscated.
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After Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, the US has already imposed several packages of sanctions against Moscow. On March 2, the US Department of Justice announced the creation of a multi-agency task force, KleptoCapture, tasked with enforcing sanctions and export restrictions against Russia, as well as fighting “corrupt Russian oligarchs.” The group will explore ways to circumvent U.S. restrictive measures and anti-money laundering laws and search for their assets.
The website of the German shipbuilder Lürssen reports that the Amadea yacht was built at a shipyard in Hamburg . Its length— 106m, there are eight cabins on board, 36 people are engaged in servicing the vessel. The Superyacht Fan portal estimates the cost of the yacht at $ 325 million, and calls it an “unknown billionaire” as its owner.
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