TIVAT, Montenegro — Roman Abramovich’s superyacht Solaris has been spotted in the small Adriatic Sea state of Montenegro.
The 55-year-old Abramovich is among several wealthy Russians sanctioned by Britain over their close links to the Kremlin following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
The 533-foot Solaris was seen today outside the Porto Montenegro marina in the coastal town of Tivat. Montenegrin Vijesti daily reports it has arrived from Barcelona.
There is no immediate comment from the Montenegrin authorities on the arrival of the $600-million vessel. The NATO country has joined Western sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
Russian oligarchs in the past days have sought to move their superyachts to safe locations to avoid confiscation because of the sanctions. Authorities in Italy, France, and other countries have impounded several luxury vessels.
Russian metals and petroleum magnate Roman Abramovich is believed to have bought or built at least seven of the world’s largest yachts, some of which he has since sold off to other oligarchs.
Roman Abramovich’s yacht Solaris just arrived in Montenegro after skeedaddling from a yacht marina in Spain a few days ago. Montenegro is not part of the EU and is a popular port of call for Russian oligarchs. pic.twitter.com/173OrXlObZ
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