The second Australian man missing after a cargo ship capsized in a wild typhoon off the coast of Japan has been identified.
Nine News reports William Mainprize of NSW and Queensland vet Lukas Orda are the two Australians who were on-board Gulf Livestock 1 when it capsized in the East China Sea on Wednesday and is believed to have sunk.
A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said: “The Australian Government is providing consular assistance to the families of two Australian crew members on board a cargo vessel reported missing in Japanese waters.”
It comes as a second person has been rescued.
Filipino deckhand Jay-nel Rosals, 30, was reportedly found on a life raft, wearing a life jacket, and waving for help about 2km from a small island called Kodakarajima.
Rescuers also spotted an overturned orange lifeboat about 4km from Kodakarajima but no one else was found.
The ship, which was travelling from New Zealand to China, sent a distress call during strong winds and heavy seas from Typhoon Maysak.
There were 43 crew members, including 39 from the Philippines, two from Australia, and two from New Zealand on board and about 6000 cattle.
So far, two crew members have been rescued and one was pronounced dead as of September 4.
Gulf Livestock 1, owned by UAE-based Gulf Navigation, lost engine power before it was hit by a massive wave, according to Chief Officer Sareno Edvarodo, who was the first survivor found on Wednesday.
Edvarodo, a 45-year-old Filipino, remains in hospital.
Rescuers in four boats, an aircraft as well as divers joined Friday‘s search operations.
A bundle of orange rope and a life jacket with the ship’s name were also recovered.