A Frontline product tanker that was the target of a high-profile attack in June has now secured a $14.4m charter deal in a hot market for period contracts.

The John Fredriksen-controlled shipowner's 110,000-dwt LR2 tanker Front Altair (built 2016) has been chartered for 12 months to trader Vitol at $40,000 per day, brokers said.

TradeWinds is told that Vitol has options to use the tanker for storage or for dirty trading.