Panamanian ship-registered cargo ship search rescues one of the crew’s men September 3 at 2:48 a.m.
On the 2nd, a Panamanian cargo ship that was sailing off Amami Oshima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, was lost contact and a Filipino man was rescued by a patrol boat at the Coast Guard headquarters when one of the 43 crew members was believed to have drifted. The Coast Guard headquarters is continuing to search for other crew members.
At dawn on the 2nd, about 185 kilometers west of Amami Oshima, where Typhoon No. 9 was approaching, a distress signal was sent from the Panamanian cargo ship “GULFLIVESTOCK1” and we lost contact.
As a result, the 10th District Coast Guard Headquarters and the Self-Defense Forces were searching for a man who was drifting in a life jacket about 120 kilometers northwest of Amami Oshima Island just after 10 p.m. on February 2, and an hour later the man was rescued by a patrol vessel at the Coast Guard headquarters.
According to the Coast Guard Headquarters, the rescue was a Filipino man on the crew of a cargo ship who was out of touch, and there was nothing wrong with his life.
In addition to the men, 42 people, including 38 Filipinos, two New Zealanders and two Australians, are believed to have been on board the cargo ship, and the Coast Guard is continuing its search with patrol boats and aircraft.