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Dutch authorities detain 20 Russian-owned yachts

Of the detained vessels, 14 are said to be under construction, two are in storage and four are in need of maintenance.

Dutch customs authorities have detained 20 Russian-owned yachts at the country’s shipyards under sanctions connected to Russia’s Ukraine offensive.  

“Following the sanctions against Russia and Belarus, customs placed 20 yachts in nine shipyards and traders under increased surveillance,” the authorities noted in a statement.

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As a result, the vessels cannot be delivered, transferred, or exported.

Of the detained yachts, 14 are said to be under construction, two are in storage and four are in need of maintenance

The lengths of the vessels range between 8.5m and 120m.

“For two of these yachts, it has been established that they are linked to a person on the EU sanctions list,” a statement said, while another of the yachts is currently under probe.

Furthermore, 14 yachts built for ‘Russian beneficiaries’ have been impounded, the authorities added.

According to the statement, these vessels can still participate in sea trials within a defined area, under the supervision of the Coast Guard and Customs.

Over the last month, several countries have impounded vessels with Russian links, following the country’s military attack on Ukraine.

CRESCENT, Yacht - Details and current position - IMO 9785108 - VesselFinder

These include a superyacht, called Crescent, which is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin. The vessel was seized by Spanish officials.

Spain also impounded Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg’s Tango superyacht at the request of the US. Gibraltar recently detained the Axioma superyacht, which is owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Dmitry Pumpyansky. Meanwhile, the UK detained the Russian-owned superyacht Phi.

She was designed by Harrison Eidsgaard, who also designed the interior. Harrison Eidsgaard has designed 9 yachts and designed the interior of 8 yachts.

The naval architecture was developed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, who has architected 97 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database – she is built with a Teak deck, a steel hull, and an Aluminium superstructure.



TANGO is in the top 5% of LOA in the world. She is one of 107 motor yachts in the 70-80m size range, and, compared to similarly-sized motor yachts, her cruising speed is 0.07 kn above the average and her top speed is 3.11 kn above the average.

TANGO is currently sailing under the Cook Islands flag (along with a total of other 108 yachts). She is currently located at the Astilleros de Mallorca refit yard, in Spain, where she has been located for 2 months. For more information regarding TANGO’s movements,

About Crescent

Crescent is a 135.5 m / 444′7″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Lurssen in 2018. With a beam of 22.04 m and a draft of 5.2 m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 9194 tons. She is powered by MTU engines of 7512 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 11 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 18 guests in 9 cabins with an interior design by Espen Oeino and an exterior design by Zuretti.
Motor yacht Crescent - Lurssen - Yacht Harbour

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