Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has launched a full-scale emergency response following what the company described as "a security incident" onboard its managed 27,000-dwt product tanker Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman.

TradeWinds reported earlier today that the vessel and another tanker, Frontline's 109,894-dwt Front Altair (built 2016), had been damaged after a suspected torpedo or mine attack in the region.