Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Ukraine Sailor Tried to Sink Russian Boss’s £5m Luxury Yacht and Would ‘Do it Again’

When all else fails, sometime you need to take matters into your own hands.

A UKRAINIAN SAILOR ATTEMPTED TO SINK THE LADY ANASTASIA (NOT PICTURED), A SUPERYACHT THAT'S BELIEVED TO BE OWNED BY RUSSIAN TYCOON ALEXANDER MIKHEEV. CREDIT: BREED MEDIA / YOUTUBE

A Ukrainian sailor who tried to sink his Russian boss’s luxury yacht in Spain says he has “no regrets” and would “do it again”.

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military invasion of Ukraine reaching a fever pitch over the past week, has incited violence and terror through Ukraine leaving people around the world glued to their screens in fear of increased escalation. For the people of Ukraine, the threat to their lives homes and well-being has never been greater, many of whom have been forced to join the conflict in fear of occupation.

One of the more surprising lengths people have gone to to take matters into their own hands when a Ukranian Sailor attempted to sink a Russian Tychoon’s superyacht.

This karmic justice was executed by the Luxury yacht’s chief engineer, angered by the attacks made to his country. The sailor, identified in local reports as D. Taras O., was arrested days, after war broke out, after attempting to flood the vessel, anchored in Port Adriano in Majorca, a marina on the Spanish island of Mallorca that’s known for housing boats of the ultrarich.

The sailor was said to have seen the attack made by a Russian cruise missle against residential building in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, that many had seen in a video posted on Saturday. The 55-year-old had believed that the manufactutor of the missle in question was owned by his boss and the Yacht’s owner, Alexander Mikheev. 

Mikheev was the former head of The Russian Helicopter Corporation before taking over Rostec, a Russian state-owned weapons supplier, in 2016.

Credit: Arnold O. A. Pinto / Shutterstock

In order to sink the ship, the sailor allegedy opened the ship’s valves and then another in the crew members’ quarters. He also closed the fuel valves to prevent pollutive leaks and switched off the electricity, telling crew members to abandon ship.

Upon his arrest, he appeared in court on Sunday before later being released by the judge, on account of his intention to cause material harm to Mr. Mijeev and that it was not personal. In a statement made in court, he explained how his evacuated crew believed him to be crazy. However, in response to these claims, he reminded the crew members that they, too, were Ukrainians whose country was under attack and that he would take full responsibility for the damaged yacht. 

He followed up his statement upon his release, reportedly saying “I don’t regret anything I’ve done and I would do it again”. 

“My boss is a criminal who sells weapons that kill the Ukrainian people,” he told civil guards who arrived at the scene to arrest him. 

Written By

Freelance writer and journalist with an MA in English literature. He's been known to cry at sunsets and laugh in the face of ennui. Not lover nor fighter, but a man and barely one that.

Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

The USA has reached lowest numbers in a decade for interested people considering migrating.

News

ChatGPT is an AI software that is causing a storm. It is an online model of code that has the ability to produce conversations...

News

A Mexican gray wolf named Asha was captured by The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish this week. Read about her controversial trek.

News

By offering them in exchange for taking their pledge against hatred, UF Hillel is fighting antisemitism one bagel at a time.

News

Moving forward, Republican voters and lawmakers must define "pro-life" for their party.

News

In 2020, over an alleged incident with his girlfriend, Mr. Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one...

News

Another bogus public lawsuit from Trump backfired in his face... and this one is large!

Climate

Global warming is fueling extreme weather

News

Hear ye, hear ye, for a price, you can become a lord, lady, or laird in the mystical land of Scotland... or can you?

News

Leaving England just after 22:00, the jet suffered an 'anomaly', according to the company, and shortly returned to base.