Abramovich’s superyacht sets sail for international waters as seizure of oligarchs’ wealth begins | World | News


The Chelsea football club owner’s £330million superyacht is said to have set sail from a Dutch Caribbean island for international waters. On Thursday, tracking data shows the yacht departed Simpson Bay on the Dutch side of St Maarten. The superyacht’s moves come after world leaders decided to seize the assets of Russian oligarchs.

Mr. Abramovich’s ship left the island of St Maarten in the Leeward Islands.

The yacht set sail just hours after authorities took control of two other yachts belonging to close allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The 55-year-old billionaire’s yacht is called the Eclipse.

It is the second largest yacht in the world at 162 m (531 ft).

It is a 13,564 ton vessel with a crew of 70 and 18 guest cabins.

The billionaire has another superyacht, called Solaris.

It is valued at £357million and is moored in Barcelona currently undergoing refurbishment.

Mr. Abramovich is busy selling off his Western assets before his property is seized.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to add the Russian to its list of sanctioned oligarchs.

Meanwhile, he has put Chelsea up for sale for a price tag of £3billion.

He said it was in the ‘best interests of the club’ amid mounting pressure over his links with Putin.

Mr Abramovich is worth around £9.2billion.


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