by Robert Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) A High Court judge in Antigua and Barbuda has allowed two applicants to file for judicial review challenging the Port Authority’s decision to sell the Alfa Nero. However, the same judgment gives the green light for the sale of the superyacht to continue.
The US$81 million vessel has been in the spotlight following its entry into Antiguan waters more than a year ago.
On June 1, Ambassador to the US Sir Ronald Sanders revealed that the Alfa Nero – said to be owned by sanctioned Russian businessman Andrey Guryev – was no longer “blocked property” paving the way for its sale.
Antigua and Barbuda is keen to remove the vast vessel from Falmouth Harbour claiming it poses a threat to both its environment and other yachts, particularly as peak hurricane season approaches.