Families offer ¥5m reward in effort to find missing Gulf Livestock 1 crew

The four families of the missing Australian and New Zealand crewmen on livestock ship Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883) have offered a combined ¥5m ($67,000) reward for anyone who provides valid information that leads directly to the discovery of any or all of the missing 40 crewmen, whether alive or dead. The remaining 36 crew…

Chinese search for Gulf Livestock 1 ends; other countries continuing

China has called off its search for survivors of sunken livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883). Last week the Philippines government requested the assistance of additional neighbouring countries for a further search for the lost vessel. There are many small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea near where the vessel sank during a…

Pressure to resume search for the 40 crew missing from Gulf Livestock 1

Social media pressure is increasing to get more countries involved in the search operation for the missing 40 crew from the Gulf Livestock 1, which sank in the East China Sea off southern Japan on September 2nd after encountering Typhoon Maysak. The Japan Coast Guard is still searching, using boats and aircraft. Three men from…

Japanese coastguard resumes search for possible Gulf Livestock 1 survivors

The Japanese Coast Guard resumed its search for missing crew members of the Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883) on September 7th, which capsized during Typhoon Maysak on September 2nd. A second typhoon, Haishan, forced the coastguard to postpone their aerial search. There are 40 crew members still missing from the ship. Three people have been…

Third crewman from capsized Gulf Livestock 1 is found, second confirmed survivor

A third crewman from livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883), which capsized last Wednesday September 2nd off the coast of Japan with 43 crew and about 6,000 cattle on board, was found alive on Friday September 4th. He was spotted by a search plane, Japan’s coastguard said. The man, 30-year-old Filipino Jaynel Rosals, was…

New Zealand demands tighter inspections for livestock exports

New Zealand is to require tougher inspections of vessels exporting livestock. The move, announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries, follows the sinking in September 2020 of Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883) with the loss of more than 5,800 cattle and the presumed deaths of 41 crew. Stocking density on vessels will be restricted to…

New Zealand demands tighter inspections for livestock exports

New Zealand is to require tougher inspections of vessels exporting livestock. The move, announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries, follows the sinking in September 2020 of Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883) with the loss of more than 5,800 cattle and the presumed deaths of 41 crew. Stocking density on vessels will be restricted to…