Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Anchors Mega Yacht in Hong Kong

3 months ago 21

The superyacht Nord, believed to beryllium to Alexey Mordashov, an state of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s third-richest oligarch, was anchored successful Hong Kong waters connected Oct. 6, 2022.

After the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and different countries imposed sanctions connected tycoons who are regarded arsenic Putin’s allies, including Mordashov.

According to Bloomberg, the European and American governments person seized much than a twelve superyachts of these billionaires, with a full worth of much than US$2.25 billion, arsenic good arsenic immoderate different properties. But immoderate yachts person fled to ports wherever sanctions bash not apply.

Attached video:

The 464-foot superyacht Nord, owned by Mordashov and presently anchored successful Hong Kong waters, is worthy US$500 million. There are 20 luxury cabins connected board, ample chopper landing pads connected deck, other swimming platforms, a swimming excavation connected the main deck, and a ample sports and diving halfway connected the little deck.

According to reports, Nord had antecedently stayed successful Seychelles, an land state successful the occidental Indian Ocean, and sailed backmost to the Russian larboard of Vladivostok successful March this year. Nord near Vladivostok connected Sept. 27, and erstwhile listed the Da Nang Port successful Vietnam arsenic the destination, but past changed its destination to Hong Kong waters connected Sept. 5.

Epoch Times Photo The superyacht Nord, believed to beryllium to Alexey Mordashov, an state of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s third-richest oligarch, anchored successful Hong Kong waters connected the evening of Oct. 6, 2022. (Big Mack / The Epoch Times)

Mordashov is the main shareholder of Severstal, Russia’s largest alloy and mining company. A spokesperson for him declined to remark connected the movements of Nord but claimed that Mordashov was successful Moscow.

Looking astatine the sailing website Marine Traffic, Alexey Mordashov’s superyacht Nord is presently anchored successful Hong Kong waters.

Epoch Times Photo Alexey Mordashov’s superyacht Nord was anchored successful Hong Kong waters connected Oct. 5, 2022. (screenshot of marine postulation webpage)

The Hong Kong Marine Department stated that it does not remark connected the matters of idiosyncratic arriving vessels, and said that the Hong Kong authorities has ever enforced the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council and that the authorities has nary powerfulness and volition not enforce unilateral sanctions imposed by different jurisdictions connected idiosyncratic countries.

Danny Tang

Follow