The 73 ton fishing vessel Hsiehyi No. 6 has gone missing since last making contact on September 8, 2011. The Hsiehyi No. 6 was last reported fishing some 350 miles southeast off Okinawa, Japan. Typically, the fishing vessel would contact the owners once per week. A strong typhoon in the area has prevented any search by authorities to be conducted. Owners have contacted other fishing vessels in the area to conduct a search for the missing vessel. The Hsiehyi No. 6 was reported to have eight men on board.