The fishing vessel Ginga was reported lost in a severe storm in the La Perfuse Strait near the Sakhalin Island, Russia. The vessel with eight crew on board had sent out a distress call requesting assistance. Several rescue vessels and aircraft from Russia and Japan conducted a search and rescue operation. Three bodies of the crew was located and recovered. The remaining five crewmen remain missing. Rescue vessels reported they found remains of the vessel near Cape Crillon. Weather reports showed winds reached 50 km per hour where the Ginga was last reported. Several news sources stated the Ginga had several safety violations and the master of the vessel had been detained for illegal fishing.