NZ livestock ship missing in storm off Japan [Video]

Japan's coastguard has rescued one person in the search for a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and dozens of crew members that went missing in the East China Sea.

That's according to a coastguard spokeswoman on Wednesday (September 2) night.

The vessel -- named The Gulf Livestock 1 -- sent a distress call off southwestern Japan as Typhoon Maysak lashed the region.

Pictures showed a crew member in a lifejacket being hauled from choppy seas.

The ship departed from New Zealand on August 14th with nearly 6000 cattle as well as 39 crew members from the Philippines, two from New Zealand and two from Australia.

It was bound for the Port of Jingtang in Tangshan, China.

Strong winds and rains were hampering rescue efforts.

Video Transcript

- Japan's coastguard has rescued one person in the search for a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and dozens of crew members that went missing in the East China Sea. That's according to a coastguard spokeswoman on Wednesday night.

The vessel, named the Gulf Livestock 1, sent distress call off southwestern Japan as Typhoon Maysak lashed the region. Pictures showed a crew member in a lifejacket being hauled from ....

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