Sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's $65 million yacht changes course, heads to Greece


Sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's $65 million yacht 'Clio' has changed course and is heading to Greece after  stopping in a bay near the Southwestern Turkish resort of Göcek on Saturday, according to vessel-position tracking website MarineTraffic, reported Business Insider.

'Russian oligarchs have had their most precious assets frozen, detained, or seized — from superyachts and properties to private jets and even their artwork — as the West seeks to put pressure on the country's most powerful individuals in the aftermath of the Ukraine invasion. The movement of superyachts owned by some of Russia's high-profile businessmen has been the subject of particular fascination, since many can be publicly tracked using satellite imagery.

'Deripaska's yacht departed from the bay of Göcek, in the coastal province of Mugla, Turkey, on Saturday at 8 p.m. local time, data shows. It is not clear how long the vessel stayed there.'

However, a witness told Reuters they saw the 238-foot vessel arrive on Saturday.

Business Insider reached out to Deripaska through his charitable foundation Volnoe Delo but did not immediately receive a response.