It was not a good day for fishermen on Russia's Russky Island; when cracking sea ice saw 20 parked vehicles submerged.

The cars were parked close together on ice near the coastline where their owners were fishing when the incident occurred early this morning.

Some cars were completely submerged, with the water depths reaching 2m.

Towing services immediately came to their rescue, removing the vehicles from the icy water.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.