Putin-linked superyachts may be ready to leave the Italian port at any time, a former crew member told The New York Times.
According to The Times, Scheherazade is being refueled, replenished and stripped of protection screening.
The yacht is currently moored in Italy, an EU member state that has seized some Russian assets.
The luxury superyacht, which U.S. officials linked with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was refueled and could sail at any time after spending months in an Italian port for repairs. New York Times report.
According to the Times, a $ 700 million 459-foot vessel, Sheherazad, was in dry dock at Marina di Carrara in Tuscany for nine months before resurfaced on Tuesday.
A crew member working at Sheherazad told the Times that the yacht could leave the harbor soon. They added that the vessel would probably first have to undergo a sea trial to check the equipment.
The plastic protective screen on the yacht deck was removed, fuel and supplies were loaded, and port workers and others who could enter the shipyard told the Times.
According to the Times, an Italian police investigation into yacht ownership is ongoing.
A former crew member told the Times that when he was working on the Sheherazad, there was talk of Putin being the owner of the yacht. U.S. authorities said Superyacht may belong to Russian President in March Times Report.
Mooring in Italy puts yachts at risk of being detained by authorities, subject to EU sanctions. Brock doubled efforts to seize Russian oligarch assets, including luxury yachts, and urged some owners to move them beyond the scope of sanctions.
The superyacht belonging to Roman Abramovich in the billionaire has recently moved to the waters of Turkey. Ship tracking site MarineTraffic. Turkey has not sanctioned Russia or its emerging conglomerates for the war in Ukraine.
Sheherazad can accommodate a total of 58 guests and crew, and features a helicopter landing pad, large pool, cinema, and drone prevention system. Superyacht fan..
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