After faltering the first time around, a group of Harry Vafias-linked companies are back in court looking to collect from Atle Bergshaven over fraud allegations.

Armed with a $7.4m arbitration award won in London, StealthGas shipowning subsidiary Sikousis Legacy filed suit against a slew of Bergshaven-connected companies in an attempt to seize the 115,100-dwt tanker Berica (built 2008).

It alleges Bergshaven stripped B-Gas Ltd of its assets, changed its name to Bepalo LPG Shipping and forced it into liquidation after Sikousis refused to rearrange charter payments in May 2020.