The abandoned 26 ton fishing vessel Cheng Tsai Li was discovered by the Japanese Coast Guard off the Miyako Island. The fishing vessel was found partially burnt along with a significant list as the hull had suffered water ingress. The Coast Guard search the vessel and found no one on board. Rescue boats from Japan and Taiwan started a search for survivors. One crewman was later rescued from the sea by another fishing boat. He was taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia and from injuries from shark bites. The other four crewmen are still reported as missing. The cause of the incident was not clear, but the crewman stated the vessel had caught fire forcing the crew to abandoned ship.