Freighter With 43 Crew, 5,800 Cattle Missing off Southwestern Japan

By Kyodo News 3 September 2020

KAGOSHIMA, Japan—A freighter with 43 foreign crew members and about 5,800 head of cattle aboard went missing Wednesday while traveling in the stormy East China Sea, with one crew member later rescued, the Japan Coast Guard said.

The 11,947-ton Gulf Livestock 1 sent a distress call around 1:45 a.m. when it was about 185 km west of Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, according to the coast guard.

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