Front Altair to return to service in Q4

Frontline has revealed its burnt LR2 tanker, Front Altair, will resume operations in the final quarter of the year after extensive repairs at a yard in Dubai.

The tanker was one of two struck by limpet mines while transiting the Strait of Hormuz on June 13. It suffered severe damage to its starboard hull.

The other ship attacked that day, the Kokuka Courageous, is still in Dubai, also undergoing repairs.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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