According to the official authorities of Sakhalin Oblast, two of 21 missing people are Azerbaijani citizens Ruslan Alizade (1991) and Mubariz Huseynov (1972).
A fishing vessel with 21 people on board has reportedly gone missing.
According to RIA Novosti, the vessel did not contact the shore after the emergency signal went off.
The reports said two ships and two helicopters were sent to the location. Two life jackets have been found so far.
As a source in the sea structures told RIA Novosti, there were nine residents of Sakhalin and one resident of Primorye (federal subject of Russia) on the missing vessel.
“The crew included the nationals of the Sakhalin region, Primorsky Krai, Chelyabinsk region, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Orenburg, Zaporozhye, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Sverdlovsk region,” added the source.
The reports also said that the Be-200 aircraft with rescuers on board flew to the search area for the missing vessel in the Sea of Japan.