Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Mapping & Seizing the Oligarchs' Assets

Roman Abramovich's Jet LX-RAY landing in Istanbul yesterday

In yesterday's State of the Union address President Biden warned Russian oligarchs that "We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets. We are coming for your ill-begotten gains". 

If the authorities need a little help in tracking down the assets of Russia's super-rich then they could turn to some of the popular real-time aviation & marine tracking maps. If you know a plane's registration number or a luxury yacht's name then you can view a map of its current location on one of these interactive maps:

Tracking Planes:

Tracking Boats:

In order to track a plane or yacht you will need its registration number or name. The Twitter account Russian Oligarch Jets is very useful for discovering the registration numbers of the oligarchs' private planes. This automatic Twitter account regularly posts updates on the locations of jets owned by Russian oligarchs. It also Tweets out handy screenshots of all the registration numbers of the planes that the account is currently tracking. 

The latest location of the yacht Sea Rhapsody owned by Andrey Kostin

Scott Stedman's Twitter account has been doing a similar job tracking the locations of the oligarchs' super yachts. Here is a list of the names of the yachts Scott has been tracking:

Baltic Leader was seized by France (this one is not an oligarch's yacht but a Russian cargo ship)
Amore Vero owned by Igor Sechin and seized by France in La Ciotat
Lady Anastasia owned by Alexander Mijeev (sunk by a Ukrainian sailor in Port Adriano
Lady M owned by Alexei Mordashov seized by Italy in port of Imperia
Lena owned by Gennady Timchenko seized by Italy in port of Sanremo
Sailing Yacht A owned by Andrey Melnichenko was seized in Trieste, Italy

Dilbar owned by Alisher Usmanov (may soon be seized by the German government in Hamburg)
Anna owned by Dmitry Rybolovlev
Eclipse and Solaris owned by Roman Abramovich
Sea Rhapsody owned by Andrey Kostin
Nirvana owned by Vladimir Potanin
Madame Gu owned by Andri Skoch
Le Grand Bleu owned by Eugene Shvidler
Andromeda owned by Yuri Milner
Royal Romance owned by Viktor Medvedchuk (seems to be moored in the Croatian port of Rijeka)
Ocean Victory owned by Viktor Rashnikov
Nord owned by Alexei Mordashov
Luna owned by Farkhad Akhmedov
Quantum Blue owned by Sergey Galitsky
Barbara owned by Vladimir Potantin
Galactica Super Nova owned by Vagit Alekperov
Clio owned by Oleg Deripaska
Tango owned by Viktor Vekselberg
Titan owned by Alexander Abramov
Alfa Nero owned by Andrei Guriev
Pacific owned by Leonid Mikhelson
Areti I owned by Igor Makarov (currently moored in St. Augustine, Florida)
Aurora owned by Andrei Molchanov (currently moored in Barcelona)
Palladium owned by Mikhail Prokhorov (currently moored in Barcelona)
Romea owned by Alexander Nesis
Axioma owned by Dmitry Pumpyansky
Rahil owned by Arkady Rotenberg
Hermitage owned by Anatoly Sedykh (moored in Seychelles)
Cloudbreak owned by Alexander Svetakov (moored in Seychelles)
La Datcha owned by Oleg Tinkov
Sea Us owned by Anatoly Lomakin (moored in Dubai)
Sky owned by Igor Kesaev
Dream owned by Alexander Frolov (appears to now be blocking AIS tracking)

Forbes has also compiled a list and mapped 32 yachts that it says are owned by Russian oligarchs. You can view Forbes' map of oligarch super yachts in its article Biden And Allies Are Coming For Russian Billionaires’ Yachts: Forbes Tracked Down 32. Here’s Where To Find Them. I've also used this Forbes list to update my own list above.

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