US sanctioned superyachts: The list so far
Superyacht Investor has identified 14 superyachts that have been sanctioned by the US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Nine of those were sanctioned after the invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022.
The 14 vessels are mainly linked to sanctioned Russians such as president Vladimir Putin and oligarch Alisher Usmanov. Others are owned by individuals and entities that were sanctioned before the invasion this year. Zig Zag Ocean (formerly The Flying Dragon, pictured), belongs to Saleh Assi, a French national with links to Hezbollah who was sanctioned by the US on December 13th, 2019.
In the table below, RUSSIA-EO14024 refers to sanctions imposed using Executive Order 14024. President Biden executed this order, detailing the blocking of property belonging to Russian individuals involved with harmful foreign activities.
SDGT refers to a specially-designated global terrorist, an individual who has been defined as such by the US Department of Justice.
ELECTION-EO13848 are sanctions imposed from Executive Order 13848 by former president Trump, in the event of foreign interference with a US election.
|Vessel||Sanctions Programme||Call Sign||Vessel Flag||Linked To||Registration Number|
|Dilbar||RUSSIA-EO14024||ZGFO||Cayman Islands||Alisher Usmanov||IMO 9661792|
|Flying Fox||RUSSIA-EO14024||ZGHN||Cayman Islands||Imperial Yachts||IMO 982939|
|Graceful||RUSSIA-EO14024||UBGV8||Russia||President Vladimir Putin||IMO 1011551|
|Lena||RUSSIA-EO14024||ZJL8309||British Virgin Islands||Gennady Timchenko||IMO 959433|
|ZGCW7||Cayman Islands||Andrei Skoch||IMO 1011331|
|Nega||RUSSIA-EO14024||J8Y4483||Russia||Gelios LLC||IMO 130280|
|Olympia||RUSSIA-EO14024||ZCGR||Cayman Islands||President Vladimir Putin||IMO 1006960|
|Sea Rhapsody||UKRAINE-EO13661||V7VR9||Marshall Islands||Andrey Kostin||IMO 1010648|
|St. Vitamin||ELECTION-EO13848; UKRAINE-EO13661; CYBER2||N/A||St. Vincent and the Grenadines||Beratex Group||MMSI: 375311000|
|Tango||RUSSIA-EO14024||E5U354||Cook Islands||Viktor Vekselberg||IMO 1010703|
|Shellest||RUSSIA-EO14024||UBAO8||Russia||Non-Profit Partnership Revival of Maritime Traditions||MMSI: 273385420|
|Zig Zag Ocean (Formerly Flying Dragon)||SDGT||V3EL3||Malta||Saleh Assi||IMO 9752216|
|Alfa Nero||RUSSIA-EO14024||ZCTL4||Cayman Islands||Andrey Guryev||IMO 1009376|
|Axioma||RUSSIA-EO14024||9HA3697||Malta||Dmitry Pumpyansky||IMO 9571143|
Superyacht Investor will continue to update the table as more information is gathered. For more information on sanctioned aircraft, individuals or entities, please consult Semaphore Intelligence.