Insider visited the wharf where the yacht, Phi, was docked hours after the UK announced the seizure.
The ship was brightly lit, with external blue and yellow strip lights.
There were also little lights that looked like stars on the covered deck ceiling.
With its bright lights, the ship was far from inconspicuous…
…especially compared to the other much smaller boats docked nearby, which were not lit.
Phi seemed quiet when I came to visit at 10pm on Tuesday evening. There was no one on deck and no visible security. This surprised me because some other yachts owned by Russian oligarchs have been targeted by activists protesting the invasion of Ukraine.
Other people walked past the boat when I was there without paying attention. They may not have known that this was the first superyacht to be detained in British waters under government sanctions against Russia.