The bodies of three people believed to be missing found on the coast of Kunashiri Island in the Northern Territories in an accident in which a tourist boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido were handed over from the Russian side at the port of Sakhalin on the 9th.
The Japan Coast Guard patrol boat carrying the body is scheduled to return to Otaru Port on the 10th.
In April this year, 15 passengers died and 11 people are still missing in an accident in which the tourist boat "KAZU 1" with a total of 26 passengers and crew sank off the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula.
The bodies of three people, believed to be missing, found on the coast of Kunashiri Island and Sakhalin in the Northern Territories in this accident were handed over from the Russian side to Japan at Korsakov Port in southern Sakhalin on the 9th.
The patrol boat Tsugaru of the Japan Coast Guard headed to pick up the bodies, and after picking up the three bodies, left the site shortly after 10:00 am. I expect to return.
According to sources, the DNA tests conducted by the Russian authorities revealed that
the two bodies found on Kunashiri Island were the DNA data of the missing female passenger and the male crew member, and that
they were found on Sakhalin. One corpse is
said to match the DNA data of a male passenger living in Hokkaido.
The Japan Coast Guard plans to conduct a DNA analysis once the body arrives in Japan and proceed with the identification of the body.