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Freighter with 43 crew, 5,800 cattle missing off southwestern Japan

A freighter with 43 international crew participants and also regarding 5,800 head of cattle aboard went missing Wednesday while taking a trip in the rainy East China Sea, with one crew participant later on saved, the Japan Coast Guard stated.

The 11,947-bunch Gulf Livestock 1 sent out a distress signal around 1: 45 a.m. when it had to do with 185 kilometers west of Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, according to the coastline guard.

The coastline guard introduced a search procedure, signed up with by the Maritime Self-Defense Force, with a monitoring airplane. The MSDF discovered a lifeboat and also an individual with a life vest wandering around the waters Wednesday evening, the Defense Ministry stated.

Following the rescue of the Filipino male crew participant, the coastline guard stated his wellness problem was not lethal.

The crew participants of the Panamanian-signed up vessel include 2 Australians, 39 Filipinos consisting of the captain and also 2 New Zealanders. The coastline guard originally stated a Singaporean was aboard however later on remedied it and also stated the individual was Australian.

The coastline guard sent off patrol watercrafts to the location looking for the vessel, which left New Zealand on Aug. 14 and also was set up to show up in China following Friday.

Bad weather condition is hindering the procedure. There were solid winds and also downpour in the location Wednesday as a result of Typhoon Maysak, according to the weather condition terminal in Kagoshima.