On October 5, the 290 ton fishing vessel Lurong Yuanyu 378 collided with the 250 meter long, 115459 dwt tanker BrightOil Lucky in the Sea of Japan off Oki Islands, Japan. The tanker struck the Lurong Yuanyu causing the fishing vessel to capsize.
Reports state 13 of the 16 crew on the Lurong Yuanyu 378 were killed in the incident. Four crew had been rescued from the fishing vessel, but one later perished. The cause of the collision has not been disclosed. No reports of injuries or damage to the BrightOil Lucky.
The 39 meter long, 255 ton fishing vessel Jinhai 805 ran aground off the Oki Islands, Japan. The Jinhai 805 was attempting to take refuge from bad weather when the vessel ran up onto the rocks near Shimane. The Jinhai 805 sent out a distress call with the Japan Coast Guard responding. Authorities rescued 23 of the 25 crew from the fishing vessel. Two men were reported as missing. Four of the rescued crew were later taken to hospital for treatment for hypothermia.
The 238 ton, cargo vessel Lurongyu 859 sank off the Oki Islands, Japan. Authorities in Japan were notified by Chinese search and rescue that the Lurongyu 859 had sunk with 14 crew on board. Five crew had been rescued, but nine were still reported as missing. Patrol and rescue boats have continued search efforts for the missing men.