Chinese Search for Missing Livestock Carrier EndsFile image By The Maritime Executive 09-25-2020 02:49:52Responding to the anguish of the families of the missing seafarers from the Gulf Livestock 1, the government of the Philippines announced earlier in the week that it had requested the assistance of additional neighboring countries for a further search for the lost vessel.
The Japan Coast Guard had initially undertaken a search and rescue mission in the area after the vessel reportedly capsized and sunk early on the morning of September 2.
The statement said that they, “regretfully found no trace of the missing sailors.
During its searches, the Japan Coast Guard also located the bodies of several of the cows as well as debris including a damaged lifeboat and life jackets.
According to the families, a second lifeboat and several additional rafts were unaccounted for when the search was suspended.