The 65m superyacht is part of a $1.76bn 'asset freeze' action initiated by the High Court in Lagos. Galactica Star was delivered by Dutch yacht-builder Heesen in 2013 and is currently en-route from Cuba to Turkey. By David Robinson

Ralf Roletschek [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

Galactica Star. Photo by Ralf Roletschek [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

The 65m (210ft) superyacht Galactica Star is part of a $1.76bn ‘asset freeze’ action initiated by the High Court in Lagos on two Nigerian oil businessmen Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, Superyacht Business’ sister title IBI reports.

Galactica Star was delivered in 2013 by leading Dutch yacht-builder Heesen.

The asset freeze has been ordered as part of an investigation into the two businessmen and a run of deals that generated significant wealth for them through links with former Nigerian oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Alongside Galactica Star, other assets frozen, according to a report in The Sunday Times, include three private jets, a collection of 58 cars, property in California, New York and Switzerland, as well as equity stakes.

The asset freeze by the High Court in Lagos is part of a series of investigations into a number of business transactions undertaken during the previous government led by Goodluck Jonathan.

The 961-tonne, Cayman-registered Galactica Star is currently en-route from Cuba to Turkey.