The Chelsea owner is likely to face sanctions from the UK government as soon as next week as his ties to Vladimir Putin come into the spotlight
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The superyacht just hit the seas most recently last year and is just one of many in the company’s collection. Owner of Chelsea Football Club.
The £460m Solaris left the port of the Barcelona shipyard just after 5pm local time on Tuesday evening, although the company that is looking after it has declined to comment on its movements.
It’s a similar story with Abramovich’s team, the Russian billionaire’s spokesman stated: “We never comment on the movements of yachts or any other vehicle or boat.”
Abramovich owns another yacht, Eclipse, which previously docked in Barcelona, but is now in the Caribbean near the British Virgin Islands.
The boat has been at the same location since late last year and the timing of the move has raised question marks amid the controversy that has followed Abramovich.
Alisher Usmanov had his 512ft yacht seized by German authorities in Hamburg just two days before both face sanctions and see all the commercial ties he has. Everton cut football club.
Usmanov bought his superyacht for a staggering £447.5 million in 2016.
It was originally docked in Germany for maintenance but is now in the possession of the authorities after the 68-year-old was punished.
His company USM already has a business relationship with the Toffees while club owner Farhad Moshiri is the chairman of USM Holdings..
Everton released a statement that read: “Everyone at Everton remains shocked and saddened by the appalling events taking place in Ukraine.
“This tragic situation must end as soon as possible, and any further loss of life must be avoided.
“The players, staff and everyone working at Everton are giving their full support to our player Vitalii Mykolenko and his family and will continue to do so.
“The club can confirm that it has suspended with immediate effect all commercial sponsorship agreements with the Russian companies USM, Megafon and Yota.”
Based on ReutersThe European Commission has introduced a series of new sanctions against Russia and Belarus on the invasion of Ukraine will affect Russian oligarchs and politicians as well as three Belarusian banks.
There are currently three other superyachts owned by Russian tycoons still in the Barcelona shipyard.