The wife of missing man Lukas Orda has made a plea for the Japanese Coast Guard to resume the search for the Gulf Livestock 1 ship.
Mount Isa-born Mr Orda was one of 43 aboard when it ran into trouble in a typhoon off the coast of Japan on September 2. Only two man have been found alive and a third dead.
Following calls from Mr Orda's parents, now Mr Orda's wife Emma has made an emotional plea from her home on the Gold Coast accompanied by their six-month old child.
"I'm here with my son Theodore who faces the possibility of never knowing his father," Emma Orda said.
"Each moment is a living nightmare for us we don't know whether Lukas is going to come home through the door or if he is gone forever."
Ms Orda said her pain was shared by 39 other families whodidn't know the fate of their loved ones, including the family of fellow Australian William Mainprize.
"My immense gratitude goes out to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade but especially to the Australian ambassador to Japan Richard Court and his team," she said.
"To the Japanese Coast Guard your ongoing search inspires our hope and I beg you to keep the search going so that this nightmare can end for all of us.
"The thought of little Theo growing up without a father is truly heartbreaking."
Ms Orda said it was not too late to save them.
"We can still find them but we have to continually expand the search," she said.
"There has been so much promising evidence provided by the survivors, their words give us hope."
Ms Orda said limiting the search made it look like they were giving up hope which they would not do,
"It's not an option for Theo or any of the other vessel's crew members, these men are husbands, brothers, fathers and sons", she said.
"Please help Lukas and the others get back to their loved ones."