Abramovich’s super yacht Solaris spotted off Crete


SOLARIS, the super-yacht of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was tracked sailing south of the island of Crete on Friday afternoon.

According to Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, the yacht was located in international waters, the route was used also by many tankers.


The reporter of ERT from Chania indicated, even though the Solaris may have refuelled during the sailing, as the Russian tanker “Vvasma” was sailing in the area as well.

According to tracker marinetraffic.com, the Bermuda-flagged Solaris is sailing in an unknown direction “awaiting orders".

Russians own up to 10 percent of the world’s megayachts, so Abramovich is just one of many Russian billionaires who are moving their assets to avoid seizure by international authorities.

This week, Italian police seized Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko’s 486-foot Sailing Yacht A, and earlier this month, France impounded the yacht Amore Vero, owned by Russian oil billionaire Igor Sechin. Other Russian billionaires have had their yachts impounded in other EU countries.