Newspaper Mainichi (Japan) sources from the coast guard said that the cargo ship 11,947 tons Gulf Livestock 1 sent a warning signal at 1:45 this morning 2-9, when the ship was away from Amami-Oshima island of Kogoshima Prefecture ( southwest Japan) about 185km to the west.
The 43 foreigners were members of the crew on board. According to the registered list in Panama, among them are 2 Australians, 39 Filipinos (including the captain) and 2 New Zealanders.
The Coast Guard initially said there was 1 Singaporean on board but then adjusted it, saying it was Australian.
Cargo vessel Gulf Livestock 1 departs from New Zealand August 14 and is scheduled to arrive in China next Friday.
The Coast Guard sent patrol boats to the missing cargo ship area to search. However, bad weather has caused many difficulties.
According to the weather forecast station in Kagoshima, due to the influence of Typhoon Maysak, there is about 2 am in this area with heavy rain and very strong winds.