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Fiji Attorney General Christopher Pride has asked the country's Supreme Court to ban the Amadea superyacht, which authorities have linked to Russian billionaire and senator Suleiman Kerimov, from leaving Fiji's waters, and to register a US request for confiscation of the vessel. This was reported by the local TV channel FBC.
The Attorney General asked to ban the ship from leaving the waters of Fiji until the completion of the registration of the warrant for the confiscation of the yacht. The court has not yet set a hearing date for this request.
Superyacht Amadea moored in the port of Lautoka on April 13 after an 18-day journey from a Mexican port, after which she was detained by police. According to the channel, the yacht entered the exclusive economic zone of Fiji without a permit. The vessel sails under the flag of the Cayman Islands. The crew remains on board and has not been allowed to go ashore until the investigation is completed.
The website of the German shipbuilding company L & uuml; rssen reports that the Amadea yacht was built in 2017 at a shipyard in Hamburg. Its length— 106m, there are eight cabins on board, 36 people are engaged in the maintenance of the vessel. The Superyacht Fan portal estimates the cost of the yacht at $325 million.
Kerimov has been under US sanctions since 2018. In mid-March, the European Union also imposed sanctions against the senator. The reason given is that Kerimov was present on February 24 at a “meeting of oligarchs in the Kremlin with [President] Vladimir Putin” at which Western sanctions were discussed. Also, the European authorities call Kerimov “a leading businessman involved in sectors of the economy that provide a significant source of income for the Russian government.” EU sanctions include asset freezes and travel bans.
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On April 19, Forbes estimates the fortune of the senator and his family at $ 13.7 billion. On April 6, businessman's son Said Kerimov reduced share in Russia's largest gold mining company Polyus below control, up to 46.35%, amid reports of sanctions being prepared against it. Two days later, he came under restrictions from the EU, then the UK imposed sanctions on him.
RBC sent a request to the office of Senator Suleiman Kerimov.
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