TOKYO (AP) — Japanese rescuers are searching for a livestock ship that a survivor said sank with 42 crew members aboard during rough weather off a southern Japanese island.
A Filipino crew member was rescued after surveillance aircraft spotted him wearing a life vest and bobbing in the water. The ship, which was carrying 5,800 cows to China, sent a distress call early Wednesday while a typhoon was pounding the area.
The coast guard says the man told rescuers the ship capsized and then sank. The weather was clear on Thursday as the search continued.