Ukrainian sailor arrested for suspected superyacht attack


A Ukrainian superyacht mechanic is facing charges after allegedly trying to sink the vessel on which he served – the 48m (157ft) Lady Anastasia, belonging to weapons company boss Alexander Mikheev, according to media reports.

After working for Mikheev, Rosoboronexport director general, for 10 years, the unnamed man was said to have opened sea values in the engine room while the vessel was in Port Adriano, Majorca. He was reported to have acted in retaliation for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “I don’t regret anything I’ve done and I would do it again,” the man told a court on the island, reported the Majorca Daily Bulletin.

The mechanic was arrested by Civil Guard officers on Saturday February 26th and later released on bail.

Meanwhile, no one from Rosoboronexport was available to answer Superyacht Investor’s questions. The company exports Russian defence products, including tanks, armoured vehicles, aircraft, ships and munitions.