Russia-linked yachts on move again after links to UK company found

Luxury yachts Eclipse (IMO 1009613) and My Solaris (IMO 9819820), which have been anchored in Turkish waters and which have been linked to sanctioned individual Roman Abramovich, were reported to have become subject to international legal action.

The Eclipse had been resting near the southwestern province of Muğla’s Marmaris district, while My Solaris dropped anchor in Cruise Port, a port in Muğla’s tourism hub Bodrum.

However, UK lawyers investigating Abramovich’s wealth discovered that Bodrum Cruise Port was owned by Global Ports Holding, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and the world’s largest cruise port operator.

The lawyers were reported to have informed Global Ports Holding that accepting a yacht linked to Abramovich in its port could constitute a breach of the UK’s sanctions against him.

Coincidentally or not, the yachts seem to have changed ports. The Eclipse has arrived at Göcek Bay, waiting some distance off the shore. It was expected to moor at a port owned by Turkish business STFA. The My Solaris was now anchored off the Yalıkavak Marina in the Bodrum district. As of June 14th the Eclipse was at anchor in Gocek.

According to Equasis, 2010-built, Bermuda-flagged, 13,564 gt Eclipse has an unknown owner and unknown manager.

According to Equasis, 2021-built, Bermuda-flagged, 11,247 gt My Solaris is owned by Beautiful Seascapes Ltd care of Dohle Private Marine Clients of Douglas, Isle of Man.