Little-known shipowner Stanislav Raspopov has unveiled details of a new MR tanker operation after a series of recent acquisitions.

The former Navig8 Group commercial analyst and shipbroker has set up Grace Energy Shipping in Athens and Dubai to control a quickly amassed fleet of MR tankers.

Grace Energy told TradeWinds that special purpose vehicles (SPVs) controlled by Raspopov as the ultimate beneficial owner of the company have acquired six vessels since 2022.