A massive cargo ship carrying thousands of cattle from New Zealand, with 43 crew members, has been wrecked in the East China Sea, and only one survivor has been found.
The vessel, called the Gulf Livestock 1, is said to have lost an engine and capsized in stormy weather according to the survivor.
The ship sent a distress call from southwestern Japan on Wednesday (September 2) as Typhoon Maysak barreled towards the Korean peninsula, bringing strong winds and heavy seas.
Japan's coastguard said it had rescued 45-year-old Sareno Edvarodo on Wednesday night-- the only crew member rescued so far --who is a chief officer from the Philippines.
The ship departed from New Zealand on August 14th with nearly 6000 cattle, 39 crew members from the Philippines, two from New Zealand and two from Australia.
Edvarodo told the coastguard he jumped into the water from the boat as it capsized, and did not see any other crew members before he was rescued.