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South Africa allows superyacht belonging to Putin ally billionaire to dock in Cape Town

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South Africa has allowed a superyacht linked to sanctioned Russian tycoon Alexey Mordashov to dock in its territory.

“South Africa has no legal obligation to abide by sanctions imposed by the US and EU,” president Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya told reporters in a statement on Tuesday.

“We have no reason to prevent their entry into South Africa,” Mr Magwenya added.

“South Africa’s obligations with respect to sanctions relate only to those that are specifically adopted by the United Nations. Currently, there are no UN-imposed sanctions on the particular individual.”

The movement of the $521m (£472m) superyacht, named Nord, to South Africa from Hong Kong on Thursday came almost two weeks after the US accused Hong Kong of operating as a safe haven for sanctioned individuals.

Yacht linked to sanctioned Russian tycoon leaves Hong Kong

Hong Kong had allowed the vessel to stay in its waters and said it would not sieze the superyacht .

The South African government official’s statement comes even as the opposition, including Cape Town mayor and member of the main opposition Democratic Alliance Geordin Hill-Lewis, had called for the sanctioned businessman’s vessel to be denied entry.

“There is no place in our city for accomplices to, and enablers of, Putin’s war,” Mr Hill-Lewis said in a tweet.

The demand was rejected by the government which had earlier in March abstained from a UN vote condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Mr Mordashov is is one of many Russian oligarchs sanctioned by western countries, including the US, UK and the European Union, after Russia ’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

He has tried to challenge the sanctions against him in European courts, and has also distanced himself from Putin while criticising the war in Ukraine.

“What is happening in Ukraine is a tragedy for two fraternal nations,” he said in a statement issued through a spokesperson. “It is terrible that Ukrainians and Russians are dying, people are suffering hardships and the economy is collapsing. I sincerely hope a way can be found in the very near future to resolve this conflict and stop the bloodshed.

“I have never been close to politics and have always focused on building economic value at the companies I have worked for both in Russia and abroad, creating jobs and supporting local communities. I have absolutely nothing to do with the emergence of the current geopolitical tension and I do not understand why the sanctions were imposed on me.

For a very long time, I have been engaged in the development of economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with many western countries and I fail to understand how these sanctions against me will contribute to the settlement of the dreadful conflict in Ukraine.”

Last week, the business tycoon’s vessel left Hong Kong for South Africa .

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The US had hit out at Hong Kong after the vessel had docked in the city.

But Hong Kong leader John Lee had said, while the city complies with UN sanctions, authorities “cannot do anything that has no legal basis” when it comes to sanctions unilaterally imposed by other jurisdictions.

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South Africa to let Russian billionaire's $500 million superyacht dock, despite mayor's request to block entry

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South Africa will allow a $500 million superyacht linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov to dock in Cape Town, despite a bid by the city's mayor to block its entry.

Key points:

  • The South African government will allow the $500 million Russian superyacht to dock in Cape Town
  • It believed to be owned by Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, who is thought to have close ties with Vladimir Putin and is sanctioned by the US and the EU
  • Cape Town's mayor asked his country to block the yacht from docking

On Tuesday, the South African government announced its intention to let the mega yacht, Nord, to dock amid claims that steel and mining magnate Mr Mordashov was seeking a new harbour to shield it from seizure.

A day later, a South African official said Cape Town was perfect for the 141.6-metre-long boat because it has the technical means to maintain luxury yachts that many other harbours do not.

"If you're parking a $500-million asset, you need it looked after properly," the official told the Associated Press, on the condition of anonymity because he's not permitted to speak publicly on the issue.

Vincent Magwenya — spokesman for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa — said there was "no reason" for South Africa to deny the Nord entry as Mr Mordashov was not the subject of United Nations' sanctions — only sanctions imposed unilaterally by the United States and the European Union.

The mega yacht — which left Hong Kong on a journey across the Indian Ocean to South Africa last week — would be allowed to dock in Cape Town harbour, as long as those on board "abide by our immigration laws", Mr Magwenya said.

Mr Mordashov is not believed to be on board the yacht.

"Currently there are no UN-imposed sanctions on the particular individual and, therefore, South Africa has no legal obligation to abide by the sanctions that the US and the EU have decided to impose within specific jurisdictions," Mr Magwenya said. 

Mr Mordashov is thought to have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and was sanctioned by the US and the EU because of the war in Ukraine.

He is the main shareholder and chairman of Severstal, Russia's largest steel and mining company, and one of Russia's richest men, with a net worth of more than $20 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire's Index.

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said the Russian has benefited financially from the war in Ukraine and was "an accomplice to the unconscionable crimes committed against Ukrainian civilians".

He asked the South African government to block the Nord from docking, eliciting the response from President Ramaphosa's spokesman.

South Africa has adopted a neutral stance on the war in Ukraine, frustrating Western partners, who had hoped that Africa's most-developed economy would also condemn Russia's invasion and act as a leading voice for the continent.

The country abstained from a UN vote condemning Russia's actions and called, instead, for dialogue and diplomacy.

Mr Hill-Lewis is a member of South Africa's main opposition party, which has been fiercely critical of the neutral stance taken by Ramaphosa's government.

The fate of the yacht has captured attention since it arrived in Hong Kong from Vladivostok, Russia, earlier this month, sparking a diplomatic row between the US and Hong Kong authorities over the enforcing of sanctions.

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Sanctioned Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov allowed to dock superyacht in Cape Town

Before the West imposed sanctions on oligarchs over Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, Alexey Mordashov was the richest man in Russia with an estimated net worth of $29.1bn, according to Forbes.

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A superyacht owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch will be allowed to dock in South Africa.

The country has "no legal obligation" to abide by sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union, a spokesman for Cyril Ramaphosa, the president, said.

Nord, a luxury 465ft yacht worth more than $500m, is owned by Alexey Mordashov, a billionaire ally of Vladimir Putin, and will be allowed to dock in Cape Town.

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The case exemplifies the limits of sanctions imposed by the US and the EU in response to Mr Putin's war in Ukraine.

Mordashov was one of several oligarchs targeted with sanctions by the US and EU, but not the United Nations, after the invasion of Ukraine in February for their ties to Mr Putin.

Vincent Magwenya, Mr Ramaphosa's spokesman, said South Africa's obligations on sanctions "relate to only those specifically adopted by the United Nations" - of which it is a founding member.

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The yacht, which has six decks and a helipad, left Hong Kong last Thursday and is en route to Cape Town, according to MarineTraffic, a maritime tracker.

The decision has been criticised by South African opposition leaders, including the mayor of Cape Town, who urged the government to block Nord's entry.

Vladimir Putin, left, with Alexey Mordashov in 2015. Pic: Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

Geordin Hill-Lewis, a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance party, tweeted: "There is no place in our city for accomplices to, and enablers of, Putin's war."

Mordashov had an estimated net worth of $29.1bn before sanctions hit, according to Forbes, which made him the richest man in Russia.

The yacht docked in Hong Kong after a seven-day voyage from Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East near the border with China, down through the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.

I have asked Minister Pandor to block the entry of a R9 billion superyacht, owned and sailed by sanctioned Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, to Cape Town's port. There is no place in our city for accomplices to, and enablers of, Putin’s war. https://t.co/yTqZGs1Eka pic.twitter.com/MAxOFf267t — Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) October 24, 2022

Before its arrival, John Lee, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, said the authorities would not act on unilateral sanctions imposed on Mordashov by individual jurisdictions.

"We cannot do anything that has no legal basis," said Mr Lee, who himself has been sanctioned by the US for his role in a crackdown on local freedoms.

China, a traditional ally of Russia, has opposed economic sanctions against Russia and refused to condemn Mr Putin's invasion, though last month at the UN General Assembly it called for a negotiated end to the war.

In a statement to Sky News Mr Mordashov said: "It is terrible that Ukrainians and Russians are dying, people are suffering hardships and the economy is collapsing. I sincerely hope a way can be found in the very near future to resolve this conflict.

"I have absolutely nothing to do with the emergence of the current geopolitical tension and I do not understand why the sanctions were imposed on me."

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Mordashov built his wealth around the Russian steel producer Severstal.

Multiple Russian-owned superyachts have been seized since the start of the war in Ukraine.

In recent months, a number have been moved to parts of the world considered beyond the reach of Western sanctions, including Turkey, parts of Asia and the Caribbean.

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Cape Town’s Mayor calls for Nord’s entry to be blocked

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Following Russian-owned Superyacht Nord’s problematic stopover in Hong Kong, the vessel is now on course to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa. According to BusinessTech, the 142-metre yacht weighed anchor on the 20th of October and departed for South Africa from Hong Kong. Nord is expected to arrive in Cape Town on the 9th of November.

Geordin Hill-Lewis, Cape Town’s mayor, called on the government to not allow the yacht to enter the city’s port. As previously reported by SuperyachtNews, Nord is owned by Alexey Mordashov, who has been sanctioned by the EU, the UK and the US due to his close ties with Vladimir Putin. Mordashov’s business in the steel industry, part of Russia's key strategy in its war efforts. 

Bloomberg reported that Hill-Lewis has written to South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, requesting her intervention in blocking the entry of the yacht and asking that Mordashov be denied entry to the country:

“To the best of our knowledge, Mr Mordashov is aboard the vessel and intends to enter South Africa through the port of Cape Town. If this happens, Mr Mordashov — and his luxury yacht — will be considered to be guests of the South African state,” the Cape Town mayor said. A spokesperson for Mordashov informed the press that the Russian billionaire has been in Moscow since the yacht arrived in Hong Kong and declined to comment on Nord’s movements. 

Hill-Lewis recognised the illegality of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and pointed out the evidence of war crimes committed against Ukraine’s civilians:

“The founding provisions of our constitution state our nation’s commitment to human dignity and the advancement of human rights and freedoms. To welcome an accomplice to state terrorism against innocent people to our shores as a guest would be a violation of these values. If Mordashov is allowed to dock and enter, I believe this is something which we will come not only to feel ashamed of as a matter of our own morality but it will also lower our reputation and standing among the peace-loving nations of the world.”

Hill-Lewis concluded: “I call on minister Pandor, therefore, to bar Mordashov’s docking in Cape Town and his entry into the republic.”

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A Russian Oligarch’s $500 Million Megayacht Has Avoided Seizure for Months. It Was Just Spotted in the Maldives.

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The Nord superyacht in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. The Nord, a $500 million megayacht that's connected to sanctioned Russian tycoon Alexey Mordashov, has mysteriously ended up in Hong Kong after a more than week-long voyage from the port of Vladivostok where it was anchored since March. Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg via Getty Image

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Mordashov—the largest shareholder in the steelmaker Severstal and the third-richest man in Russia —has been sanctioned by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The oligarch maintains he has had no involvement in Russian politics and has been fighting the sanctions since May.

However, like other sanctioned Russians, his assets continue to be seized by Western governments. In fact, Mordashov lost his 215-foot  superyacht ,  Lady M , back in March after it was confiscated by Italian police. In response, billionaires have started relocating their high-priced ships to safer waters.

South Africa initially seemed like a good option. President Cyril Ramaphosa previously said “South Africa has no legal obligation to abide by sanctions imposed by the US and EU.” However, the mayor of Cape Town opposed welcoming Nord , adding there may be protests from the port city’s large Ukrainian community.

The Maldives do not currently have extradition treaties with the US. However, the country is a member of the United Nations, which has vehemently denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Let’s see if Nord ends up dropping anchor.

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Nord, the luxury superyacht belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, left Hong Kong on 20 October and, according to the yacht’s automatic identification system (AIS), was scheduled to arrive in Cape Town on Wednesday.

It’s a no-show.

The vessel has gone off the radar, and tracking applications have been disabled.

According to Daily Maverick (DM), the $500-million yacht is now believed to be in the Maldives. Whether or not it will travel to Cape Town at all is now unclear.

The Transnet Port Authority told  Business Insider that it has not received any written berthing request for the yacht, and the Waterfront has not received an application for Nord to moor in its waters either. An application needs to be submitted at least three days in advance.

Over the past few months, Nord is believed to have “fled” from the Seychelles to the east coast of Russia, from Vladivostok to Hong Kong, set off for Busan in South Korea, and was most recently expected to arrive in Cape Town.

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Russian Super Yacht Nord is Heading to Cape Town, South Africa

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A super yacht worth around $521-million and owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch is heading for Cape Town, according to a CNN report and details on MarineTraffic.com. MV Nord, which is known as one of the world’s most luxurious megayachts, had been spotted in Hong Kong earlier this month (11 Oct), after sailing from Russia. […]

Russian Super Yacht Nord is Heading to Cape Town, South Africa

A super yacht worth around $521-million and owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch is heading for Cape Town, according to a CNN report and details on MarineTraffic.com.

MV Nord, which is known as one of the world’s most luxurious megayachts, had been spotted in Hong Kong earlier this month (11 Oct), after sailing from Russia. Yesterday the BBC reported that Hong Kong authorities refused to seize the vessel because the oligarch is under Western sanctions (imposed by the UK, US and EU) and not “unilateral” ones imposed by the United Nations.

According to MarineTraffic.com , Nord left Hong Kong on Thursday (20 Oct) and is expected to arrive in Cape Town on 9 November.

The owner – Alexei Mordashov – is not believed to be on board the boat. Mordashov is one of Russia’s richest oligarchs as chairman of Severstal conglomerate which has interests in metal, energy and mining companies. He is said to be close to the country’s President Vladimir Putin, and the sanctions follow Russia’s attack on the Ukraine.

Nord can accommodate more than 24 guests, and a crew of 40. (According to Yacht Harbour the boat can actually take 36 guests and has 18 cabins.) Like many super yachts, it has two helicopter platforms (as well as a hangar), swimming pool, elevators, gym, sauna and cinema.

The 142m boat was delivered to Mordashov in 2021. He also owns MV Lady M.

South Africa, which has encouraged negotiation rather than sanctions against Russia, shared a long and close relationship with the country. About 10 days ago, SA again abstained from a UN vote on Russia, this time regarding its annexation of Ukraine territories. Only five countries, including Russia, voted against it; while 143 countries voted in favour of the resolution. Speaking in the US on a recent trip, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country, and other countries in Africa, refuse to be “bullied” into choosing sides between Russia and Ukraine.

South Africa is a member of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA), a group of strong emerging economies who meet at least once a year.

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Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has lashed out at national government for allowing a superyacht said to belong to Putin ally Alexei Mordashov to dock in Cape Town.

The vessel, known as Nord and worth around R9 billion, is destined for Hong Kong.

According to Vessel Finder , it is enroute to the port of Cape Town, sailing at a speed of 16.3 knots, and expected to arrive on 9 November at 8am.

But the South African government has hit back, saying that while the Russian president has been sanctioned by both the EU and the US, South Africa is not bound by those sanctions.

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Grey listing concerns.

Hill-Lewis feels that the welcoming of the vessel to SA shores will adversely affect the country’s efforts to avoid grey-listing.

Hill-Lewis said the South African government could likely be viewed as “sanction dodgers” for this move.

On Wednesday evening, Hill-Lewis tweeted: “The President never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. I’m sure those weighing up whether to grey list South Africa are taking note. We face grey-listing because of our lax approach to money launderers and racketeers, now we can add sanction-dodgers too.”

The President who never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. I’m sure those weighing up whether to grey list South Africa are taking note. We face grey-listing because of our lax approach to money launderers and racketeers, now we can add sanction-dodgers too. https://t.co/FBtRBEGyDx — Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) October 26, 2022

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Hill-Lewis said he has asked Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor to block the entry of the superyacht to Cape Town’s port.

“There is no place in our city for accomplices to, and enablers of, Putin’s war.”

He met with Ukraine Ambassador to South Africa, Liubov Abravitova, pledging his support by standing with the people of Ukraine.

What a pleasure to meet with the Ambassador of Ukraine, @lubovabravitova , yesterday. We stand with the people of Ukraine against imperialist expansionism 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/aT6TnUknu1 — Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) October 27, 2022

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Russian billionaire’s yacht set to reach Cape Town today

The Nord Yacht is a vessel worth something in the region of R10 billion. It comes with multiple stories, its own helipad, and more luxuries than you can shake a stick at. Mordashov, who made his money as a Putin-aligned oligarch in Moscow, has been heavily sanctioned by the US and the EU.

Therefore, finding a place to dock his yacht has proved troublesome in recent times. Last month, the South African Government gave Mordashov the green-light to arrive in Cape Town. That’s causing friction both domestically and internationally.

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Will there be a ship arrest?

The Mother City AND the Western Cape are both run by the DA. The administrative regions are vehemently opposed to the docking. In fact, one shadow minister has suggested placing the vessel ‘under ship arrest’ the second it shores-up in Cape Town.

“The South African government’s scandalous decision to allow the superyacht of the Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov to dock in South Africa is an international embarrassment. They are on the wrong side of international law. This ship must be arrested once it enters South African waters.” | Darren Bergman

Other Russian billionaires may look to Cape Town for refuge

Although a ship arrest is highly unlikely to take place, Mordashov’s expected arrival will cause some complications. With a world increasingly ostracising Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, South Africa is in danger of making itself a ‘safe-haven’ for sanctioned oligarchs.

Mordashov could be the first of many Russian billionaires who flock towards Cape Town, safe in the knowledge that it will welcome friends of Vladimir Putin. The DA, meanwhile, is expected to continue its vehement opposition to this approach.

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An observance for Memorial Day will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on May 26.  

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Plus, the Memorial Day pancake breakfast returns for the first time since the pandemic at a new venue and with new hosts, the South Congregational Church. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $7 for adults, $5 for kids five to 10 and is free for kids five and under. 

The Town of Dennis will hold a Memorial Day observance ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, May 27 at Dennis Port Village Green at 29 Hall St. Participants include veterans, town officials, Scouts, graduates of Dennis-Yarmouth High School vocalists, and students from the DYIMS playing taps. The observance will include reading of the names of the deceased, placement of a wreath by Thomas O'Connor Jr., and a special remembrance of Brian Hawkesworth. Inclement weather: Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. , Dennis Port

Chatham’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on May 27 on the front lawn of the Chatham Community Center (702 Main St.) next to the World War I Memorial. 

Brewster’s Memorial Day celebration will begin at noon on May 27 at the Brewster Council on Aging (1673 Main St.). 

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Harwich’s Memorial Day observance, hosted by the Harwich Veterans Liaison, begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 27 at Brooks Park. 

Wellfleet’s Memorial Day observance, hosted by American Legion Post 287, begins at 9 a.m. on May 27 on the front lawn at town hall honoring those who served in the U.S. military. 

Eastham's Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum (25 Schoolhouse Road.)

These are all the events listed at the time of publication of this article.

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