On February 6, the 30 meter long fishing vessel Min Long Yu 66822 sank in the Strait of Formosa near Penghu Islands, Taiwan. The Min Long Yu 66822 alerted authorities the vessel was in distress in moderate seas with waves reaching 4 meters. The fishing vessel had suffered uncontrolled water ingress. As the fishing vessel flooded, it developed a severe list to starboard.
Chinese authorities dispatched two helicopters while Taiwanese officials launched rescue boats to aid in the search and rescue operation. One helicopter arrived on scene first and hosted all 11 crew off the Min Long Yu. One crewman sustained minor injuries during the rescue.