Roman Abramovich’s £430m superyacht was attacked by Ukrainian supporters
17 Mar 2022 | 11:55
A person in Lithuania is reported to have tried to crash Roman Abramovich’s Solaris superyacht.
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An activist attempted to attack Roman Abramovich’s £430m Solaris superyacht before it was moved to a safe haven.
An extremist activist in Lithuania is said to have tried to steer a rented boat to ram the 140m-long superyacht of the Russian tycoon and damage it. Police confirmed the incident took place in the Port of Barcelona and identified those involved but did not make any arrests as no charges were made.
The incident happened on March 3 but has only been made public. This protester wants to do damage to Solaris, 2 days before Abramovich is sanctioned by the UK government.
The activist told police he was against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This person is also said to be planning to spray paint on Abramovich’s superyacht. In the end, the Chelsea owner’s property remained undamaged.
Old photo of Abramovich on the yacht.
Roman’s yacht fled Spain before Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced the seizure of the £117m superyacht Valerie by former KGB officer Sergey Chemezov, Sanchez swears it won’t be the last time.
Valerie is registered to Chemezov’s daughter Anastasia Ignatova. Last summer, it was used by Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez for a romantic getaway.
Last month, Alexander Mijeev’s £5 million Lady Anastasia was also tried to sink by Taras Ostapchuk, a Ukrainian engineer on board.
Crew members – also believed to be Ukrainians – saved the ship from serious damage.
Inside Lady Anastasia.