40 Crew And 6000 Cows Feared Drowned As Yet Another Panama-Flagged Ship Breaks Apart

2 September 2020: Sareno Edvarodo, a 45-year-old chief officer from the Philippines of the capsized … [+] ship ‘The Gulf Livestock 1’ is seen being rescued by Japan Coast Guard on September 02, 2020 in the East China Sea off the coast of Amami Oshima, Japan.
Japan Coast Guard, 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via Getty Images
In the third major incident involving a Panama-flagged vessel in a month, 40 crew were feared drowned when their large ship, the Gulf Livestock 1 sunk on Wednesday 2 September. By Friday, a third survivor had been found.
The vessel had been caught up in Typhoon Maysak off the coast of Japan when travelling between New Zealand and China. Rescued members described a loss of propulsion in the storm amid reports that the vessel had a track record of engine troubles.
Three survivors have now been rescued from tough, stormy conditions. The first survivor had been visibly distressed upon learning he may be the only survivor. A second had survived in a life raft following some very challenging weather conditions, and the third was found on Friday after being spotted by Japanese search and rescue plane.

4 September 2020: A 30-year-old Philippine national, the second survivor, of the capsized cattle … [+] ship ‘Gulf Livestock 1’ is seen on a life raft on September 04, 2020 in Amamioshima, Japan.
Japan Coast Guard, 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via Getty Images
The Japanese coastguard said on Friday that three vessels, four planes and two divers were taking part in the search for the 40 crew members who are still missing.

Cargo of live animals

The Gulf Livestock 1 (seen here in 2016) sunk off the coast of Japan in Typhoon Maysak, with 40 crew … [+] and 6000 cattle lost. 3 crew have so far been rescued from the stormy waters.
The Gulf Livestock 1 ship was carrying 5867 cows for breeding in China. In images that shocked animal rights campaigners, New Zealand has immediately announced the suspension of all livestock transfers by ship.
The New Zealand’s leading animal rights charity, SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) said the tragedy demonstrated the risks of the live animal export trade
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