New Zealand mulls changes to livestock exports by sea after ship capsizes

Friday, September 11, 2020
The Dairy Site

New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan.

Reuters reports that Gulf Livestock 1, which left New Zealand’s Napier Port for China sank during storms associated with Typhoon Maysak.

Japan's coastguards have suspended search operations, after two crewmen were rescued while another died after being found unconscious. Thirty-six Filipino crew members, as well as two New Zealanders and two Australians are still missing.

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