Sailde from Hinatuan for Hachinohe on 13/12/88.
Last reported in difficulties in lat 18.55N, long 130.14E
in rough seas,
and not since heard of.
Cargo shifted and capsized.
Not since heard of.
Nickle ore loaded.
Believed to have sunk in rough seas on voyage
from taiwan to Japan carrying nickel ore.
Missing reported sank.
Last reported in heavy weather North Pacific.
Not clear what the cargo shift theory is based on.
Assuming for now some sort of hull failure.