Et pendant ce temps-là, en #Azerbaïdjan,…
Azerbaijan : Aliyev Family, Friends Cruise Aboard SOCAR Super Yachts
Friends and family of President Ilham Aliyev make free use of two luxury yachts worth US$ 59 million that are owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), the organization charged with managing the country’s oil wealth for its citizens.
That means the yachts deprive Azerbaijani citizens of about US$ 12 million per year in oil profits—the amount experts say such yachts typically cost to run. That’s in addition to the US$ 2,000 worth of fuel per hour that the yachts consume.
It’s not the first time SOCAR has been so accommodating to the Aliyevs. The First Family previously used SOCAR to register their US$ 25 million London mansion.
avec visite du Prima et du Sedation A, les 2 yachts en question.
Yet another ex-crew member shed light on why the Aliyevs were seldom seen aboard Prima: on one occasion when Aliyev and his wife, Mehriban, were on board, the First Lady is said to have felt seasick and the presidential staff complained that the yacht was too small.
“During a short trip the wife felt sick and said that the boat was too small. So then her staff started to talk about buying a bigger boat, of 70 or 100 meters,” the crew member said.