Superyacht captain fended off Kalashnikov-wielding pirates with ‘pain jets’, says worker

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A superyacht worker claims that the captain of the vessel once had to deploy sonic weapons against Kalashnikov-swinging pirates on rubber boats in the Arabian Sea.

The episode was one of many surreal scenes that an anonymous worker describes in a piece published Sunday in The Times of London.

MySky superyacht owned by Russia's Igor Kesaev is seen in the waters of the Indian Ocean near Male, Maldives, on March 4, 2022.

MySky superyacht owned by Russia’s Igor Kesaev is seen in the waters of the Indian Ocean near Male, Maldives, on March 4, 2022.
(UKRAINE-CRISIS / PHILIPMORRIS-GUNS REUTERS / Dhahau Naseem / File Photo)

The captain, according to the worker, had to deploy “sonic weapons” against the pirates. These weapons, the worker said, provided ear-splitting, high-volume acoustics and “pain rays” that transmit a narrow beam of electromagnetic energy. This energy reportedly heats the skin, causing a burning sensation.

The worker noted how pirates are a reality that yachts have to face when sailing through certain areas, especially the coast of Africa in the Gulf of Aden.

“Any protection technology worth having will find its way aboard a yacht,” the worker wrote.

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Superyachts, known for their extravagance, have been in the news lately as the United States and its European allies have imposed sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its military aggression against Ukraine. Part of this has involved freezing the assets of Russian oligarchs, including their superyachts stationed in European ports.

Many of these oligarchs have looked to the Netherlands, a traditional maritime nation, for the super-luxury yachts that the world’s richest people sometimes crave.

A US federal agent walks past two civilian guards on a yacht called Tango in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Monday, April 4, 2022.

A US federal agent walks past two civilian guards on a yacht called Tango in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Monday, April 4, 2022.
(AP Photo / Francisco Ubilla)

Earlier this month, the United States seized a 254-foot yacht in Spain owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The movement was the first by the Biden administration under sanctions imposed after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine and targeting expensive assets of Russian elites.

Spanish authorities seized a vessel worth more than $ 140 million owned by the CEO of a Russian state-owned defense conglomerate, which is a close ally of Putin. Italy has also seized several yachts.

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The superyachts seized by France include one believed to belong to Igor Sechin, a Putin ally who runs the Russian oil giant Rosneft, which has been on the US sanctions list since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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