Two tankers have had a near miss in the Gulf of Aden after a projectile exploded nearby, according to security sources.

The 108,953-dwt product tanker Achilles (built 2008), affiliated with India Gaurik Ship Management and transporting cargo from Russia’s Ust-Luga port, was just 1 nautical mile away from the impact.

The Oceonix Services-owned, 109,991-dwt Marlin Luanda (built 2018), operated by Trafigura and flagged with the Marshall Islands, was the other tanker.