Alfa Nero no longer ‘blocked property’ – sanctions lifted because of Antigua and Barbuda ownership


Alfa Nero no longer ‘blocked property’ – sanctions lifted because of Antigua and Barbuda ownership

Washington, DC, June 1st… The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has welcomed the news that the Government of the United States has removed Super Yacht, Alfa Nero, from its sanctions list.

The news was delivered to the Prime Minister this morning by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States who has been leading the effort in Washington to have the Alfa Nero removed from the List of the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) of the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Ambassador Sanders explained that because the Alfa Nero is now lawfully owned by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, through the Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority, the superyacht is no longer linked to the sanctioned Russian Oligarch, Anrey Yurev, and his family, and, therefore it is not regarded as ‘blocked property’.

Sir Ronald added that “Effective today, US persons are permitted to engage in any lawful transactions, regarding the Alfa Nero, and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda can proceed with an auction to sell the vessel”.

The Ambassador explained that the only prohibition on the Antigua and Barbuda Government, is that it cannot deal with any individual or entity which is sanctioned by OFAC. “What this means is that the Antigua and Barbuda government cannot sell the vessel to a sanctioned person or entity or to any entity or person linked to them”. Sir Ronald further advised that, “since the Antigua and Barbuda law, governing matters related to the Alf Nero specifically prohibits the sale of the vessel to a sanctioned person or entity, the Governments of the US and Antigua and Barbuda are in full agreement on this matter.”

Ambassador Sanders thanked the US Treasury for its full cooperation in resolving this matter, adding that “the diplomatic outreach at several levels contributed greatly to the short span of time in getting the sanctions removed from the vessel, something which usually takes years.”

He said that, in all this, the guidance and support of Prime Minister Gaston Browne was a key factor.





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  1. Miss Knight and Brawling JOAN( OBSERVER RADIO ) can put this in Their pipe and smoke it. Brixtonian et al must be having stomach aches. Excellent Job Ambassador Sanders.

  2. I’m happy they cleared it up, so now the Government can take the 60mil when they sell it and clean up the place and take a few of them millions and get the liat workers back on their feet. Good news, and thanks in part to the opposition, and a few on this Sub that keep the government honest on this deal knowing fully well that we are watching. But the work continues.

  3. The man whom it has been allege owned that Alfa Nero. He has been saying the boat is not owned by him. So the person and or persons come forward and identify yourselves as the true owners of that Alfa Nero. I do hope this does not create a negative situation for the Country.

    • You cant leave a boat in the water in a country abandoned for 1 and an half year then just come back and retrieve it 24 months after….. it doesnt work like that

      • Are you making up rules as you go. As long as you are paying your docking fees and other dues.You could leave your damn boat as long as you want.

  4. The most ….man that ever touch down in Antigua dispatched a news item from DC which he wrote and referred to himself in the 3rd person.

  5. Wow wow wow I am wondering why should we be caught up in this Saga why we didn’t leave the super powers to battle this thing out why get involved why we didn’t let the ship leave our port and allow the United Satan to cease the ship in international Waters why we didn’t do like St Vincent and the Grenadines they were in their port and were allowed to leave and they end up in Turkey and South Africa notice that not a drum was heard no pressure was put on those Countries to hold those luxury craft But here comes the Caribbean bully little Antigua grabbing hold and caught up in the Imperials Fight will their be consequences for this country I’m afraid of what to come I don’t want to see a Litivinco type incident that happened in England warning to our people

  6. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts! Antigua you were warned. This will blow up at the expense of Antiguans, haven’t you been burnt enough ? Chinese, Africans now Russians.

  7. Could someone tell me the difference between blocked and sanctioned? Why don’t they say the sanctions have been lifted.

  8. Franz DeFreitas G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L BANKRUPT is G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L for this news 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

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