In Tokyo, the circumstances of the collision of two fishing vessels near the island of Hokkaido are being investigated by the Japanese authorities are clarifying the circumstances of the collision of Japanese and Russian fishing vessels, which occurred on Wednesday, May 26, in the Sea of Okhotsk.

As reported by TASS news agency with reference to the Japanese Maritime Safety Administration, patrol ships were sent to the scene of the collision. The surviving fishermen who were on board the Japanese ship during the collision were taken ashore, no threat to their lives. It is clarified that the incident occurred 23 km off the coast of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. As a result of the collision, the Japanese ship capsized, three of the five fishermen on board were killed.

The Russian fishing vessel Amur, which collided with a Japanese fishing vessel, in turn belongs to the Sakhalin fishing company Amurskoye, registered in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. According to Interfax, there were 24 people on board, all citizens of the Russian Federation. The captain reported that there were no casualties.