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US Sails Seized Russian Yacht to California From Fiji

  • Amadea docked in San Diego after Fiji court allowed US seizure
  • US has formed task force to seize oligarchs’ yachts, assets
Megayacht Amadea at the Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, on June 16.
Megayacht Amadea at the Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, on June 16.Photographer: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images
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After a stopover in Hawaii, the $325 million superyacht that’s tied to Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov and that was seized by US authorities in Fiji has sailed into a port in Southern California.

The Amadea, a luxurious megayacht that’s nearly as long as a football field and features a helipad, docked in San Diego Monday morning local time, according to vessel data compiled by Bloomberg. It had spent a few days in Honolulu after the US hired a new crew and sailed the superyacht out of Fiji on June 7, flying the American flag after winning a legal battle.