A Russian-owned superyacht valued at more than £540m has been seized by Italian police in the port of Trieste as part of a global crackdown on wealthy oligarchs.
The Sy A yacht is owned by billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, 50, who made a fortune in fertiliser production and coal energy.
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It was seized on Friday evening.
Designed by Philippe Starck and built by Nobiskrug in Germany, the vessel is the world’s biggest sailing yacht at 143m.
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Images show police cars approaching the triple-masted yacht and officers boarding it.
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