42 Crew, Nearly 6,000 Cows Missing After Ship Sinks In Storm-Tossed Seas Off Japan

42 Crew, Nearly 6,000 Cows Missing After Ship Sinks In Storm-Tossed Seas Off Japan

The Gulf Animals 1 freight vessel cruises through Port Phillip heading into Bass Strait in Australia in April2019 Japanese rescuers were searching Thursday for the livestock ship bring more than 40 crew members and thousands of animals.

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The Gulf Livestock 1 cargo vessel sails through Port Phillip heading into Bass Strait in Australia in April2019 Japanese rescuers were browsing Thursday for the animals ship carrying more than 40 team members and thousands of animals.

Graham Flett/AP.

The Gulf Animals 1, en route from New Zealand to China, released a distress call early Wednesday from a position west of Japan’s Amami Oshima island.

The mayday call, to which the Japanese coast guard responded, was sent out as Typhoon Maysak was tracking through the region as an effective Category 4 storm.

Animals provider goes missing in the East China Sea

The GULF ANIMALS 1 has actually vanished, most likely struck by high waves & strong winds brought on by tropical cyclone #MAYSAK, our information shows. The search for the animals provider in load started as concern for the safety of 43 crew onboard rises pic.twitter.com/6H3yGOkUqr

— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) September 2, 2020

The 450- foot animals provider, built in 2002, had a team of 43, of which 39 are from the Philippines, two from New Zealand and 2 from Australia, the Japanese coast guard said.

Gulf Animals 1 was carrying 5,867 head of livestock from Napier, New Zealand, to Jingtang in Tangshan, China, according to New Zealand’s foreign ministry, Reuters reported.

The ministry “desires to understand what took place on the cruising of the Gulf Livestock 1,” a representative was priced estimate as saying by the New Zealand Herald

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