Eight decayed bodies have reached on a Japanese beach in a small boat - raising speculation they could have come from North Korea.
The vessel was discovered by the Japan Coast Guard on Monday, just days after two similarly skeletal bodies were located on the same shore of Sado - an island in the Sea of Japan.
The coast guard and authorities believe the two bodies located over the weekend may have been out of North Korea, which will be 450 miles with what appeared to be cigarettes from the life and country jackets with Korean decoration.
The officials are working to affirm where they - along with the eight discovered on Monday - arrived from.
Last week, eight fishermen who claimed to be from North Korea were discovered 44 miles south of the discovery of Monday, with their ship appearing to have encounter trouble.
Professor Yoshihiko Yamada, by Japan's Tokai University, stated: "During the summer, the Sea of Japan is very calm. But when November comes, it starts to get choppy. It gets dangerous when northwesterly winds begin to blow."
Specialists have said the recent injuries could be down to food shortages in North Korea, with ships compelled to sail outside its waters.
Seo Yu-suk, study director of North Korean Studies Institution in Seoul, said the fictitious state - topic to greater sanctions from the USA following President Donald Trump designated it a state sponsor of terrorism - was compelling "so hard" for the people to gather more fish to compensate for the shortage.
Wooden boats considered to be from the Korean peninsula have washed up on beaches - or drifted from the country's shore - far this season, compared to 66 from the entire of 2016.
The crew is often already dead when they wash ashore, a phenomenon causing them to be referred to in the local media as "ghost ships."