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Russian Tycoon’s Yacht Goes Dark on Way to Bahamas

  • Pacific megayacht is connected to billionaire Leonid Mikhelson
  • US and other nations are going after moguls’ yachts and assets
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A $150 million superyacht tied to Leonid Mikhelson, Russia’s second richest-citizen whose gas company is a target of US sanctions, has stopped transmitting its location after last broadcasting it was headed to the Bahamas -- known for cooperating with other nations to seize ships. 

The 85-meter (279 feet) long Pacific, which features room big enough for two helicopters, was last detected cruising at nearly full speed in the Caribbean Sea before it went dark a little after 9 p.m. local time on May 8, according to vessel data compiled by Bloomberg.