The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has initiated the process to sell the Alfa Nero super yacht, by publishing the notice in its official paper, The Gazette.
The notice is expected to be carried in several international newspapers in coming days.
The owner is given notice that “should you fail to take all necessary steps to REMOVE the ALFA NERO”, it will be sold by the Port Authority.
It also refers the Alfa Nero as a ship owned or controlled by Andrey Grogoryevich Guryev, and moored at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua.
The notice says the vessel is not being maintained by the owner or an agent for the owner, and poses a threat to the environment, the health and safety of persons using the harbor, and to the safety and security of other vessels in the harbour.
It declares that the Alfa Nero, which has been valued at US$81 million, is an abandoned vessel as defined by section 3 of the Port Authority (Amendment) Act 2023.