135m Lürssen motor yacht Crescent boarded by FBI and law enforcement agents

According to eSysman, a popular YouTube channel in the superyacht community, the 135-metre Lürssen motor yacht Crescent, previously named Thunder, was boarded by FBI and Spanish law enforcement agents. Eyewitness accounts reveal that yacht security initially attempted to prevent the Spanish police and FBI agents from boarding the vessel, but they ultimately had to force their way onboard. Notably, the agents took the precaution of covering their shoes with plastic bags while boarding the yacht.Thunder on seatrialsPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

According to La Vanguardia, a reputable Spanish newspaper, 'the search on the yacht lasted approximately five hours. The objective of the search was to gather information, and no arrests have been made'.

Initially apprehended on March 16, 2022, at the port of Tarragona, Crescent is believed to be owned by Igor Sechin, the sanctioned chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft. Delivered in 2018, the Lürssen motor yacht showcases a stunning exterior design by Espen Øino International, complemented by an exquisite interior penned by Zuretti Interior Design, and features naval architecture by Lürssen Yachts.

Read: Update on Russian yachts seized: US imposes sanctions on 89m Russian-owned superyacht NirvanaProject Thunder SeatrialsPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesThunder exterior detailConstructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Crescent is powered by twin MTU engines. Additional information about the status of the yacht will be provided as it becomes available.

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