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A ship with 43 crew members and 5,800 cattle disappears in the waters of southwest Japan

A boat with 43 crew members and around 5,800 cattle disappeared this Wednesday as a result of a storm caused by Typhoon ‘Maysak’ near the southwestern coast of Japan as it headed for China after leaving New Zeeland.

The ship, named Gulf Livestock 1 and flying the Panamanian flag, sent a distress signal before it disappeared, reported the Japanese Coast Guard, according to Australian television station ABC.

As the Japanese authorities stated, the crew consisted of two Australians, two New Zealanders and 39 Filipinos, one of whom was found alive while floating in the middle of the sea.

A ship with 43 crew members and 5,800 cattle disappears in the waters of southwest Japan
A ship with 43 crew members and 5,800 cattle disappears in the waters of southwest Japan

The ship, which carried a total of 5,867 cattle, left New Zealand on August 14 and was due to arrive at the port of Jingtang in northeast China’s Hebei province this Friday.

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