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

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A freighter with 43 international crew participants and concerning 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 claimed.

The 11,947-heap 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, according to the shore guard.

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

Following the rescue of the Filipino man crew participant, the shore guard claimed his health and wellness problem was not serious.

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

The shore guard sent off patrol watercrafts to the location trying to find the vessel, which left New Zealand on Aug. 14 and was arranged to get here in China on Sept. 11.

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


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