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.

The rate looks strong, given that Norwegian broker Fearnleys said the one-year rate for a LR2 tanker is $30,000 per day.