A superyacht linked to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich docked in the Turkish resort town of Marmaris on Tuesday.according to a port source, a day after another of his yachts arrived in nearby Bodrumalso in the southwest of the country.
The Eclipseone of the largest yachts in the world with 162.5 meters long and which sails under the flag of Bermuda, reached Marmaris After sailing southeast of the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodesaccording to data from MarineTraffic.
The data also showed that the Solaris superyacht remained moored in Bodrumabout 80 km (50 miles) away, after border the waters of the countries of the European Unionwho have sanctioned the oligarch for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
There was no indication that Abramovich was aboard any of the vessels. He is one of the wealthy Russians who were added last week to a blacklist established by the European Union, and EU governments have moved in recent days to seize yachts and other luxury goods from them. Abramovich was also hit by the punitive measures in the UKwhere his assets were frozen and he was banned from traveling.
Turkeya member of NATO, which maintains close relations with Russia and Ukraine, has not joined these punitive measures.
According to reports, the Eclipse has two helipads, nine decks, a swimming pool, and built-in missile defenses.
Governments around the world are trying to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin and its allies for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.”
In the past week, Abramovich flew to Moscow from Istanbul on his private jet. According to flight tracking data, it was the second trip by a plane linked to Abramovich between the Turkish city and the Russian capital in three days.
A spokesman for Abramovich did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
the yacht Solaris140 meters long, which also sails under the Bermuda flag, according to Marine Traffic, docked in Bodrum on Monday afternoonjust over a week after leaving the Adriatic resort town of Tivat on March 13.
This Tuesday, a group of Ukrainians approached the “Solaris” in an inflatable boat to protest its presence in the country. “You are not welcome here.”, “No to war in Ukraine”“Go away, Russian ship, go away”, shouted the demonstrators, with a Ukrainian flag in hand.
Both the Eclipse and the Solaris were built in German shipyards. They are among a number of yachts owned by Abramovich, luxury goods publications report. SuperYachtFan, SuperYacht and Forbes.
The 55-year-old Russian billionaire is owner of the English football club Chelsea since 2003. Anticipating the sanctions, he put it up for sale, but the transaction has been frozen due to this situation.
This man’s fortune was valued at about 9.4 billion pounds sterling (10.7 billion euros, 11.76 billion dollars) by the British government.
(With information from Reuters and AFP)
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