Lost at sea
The mystery of Gulf Livestock 1, a 12,000-tonne ship that disappeared without a trace.
Monday 19 April 2021
Last autumn, with 43 crewmen on board and almost 6,000 cows, the Gulf Livestock 1 sailed headlong into a typhoon. Hours later, amid high waves and violent winds, it sank into the Pacific Ocean. Why did any of this happen? The answers, it turns out, don’t just concern a single ship – but the entire shipping industry and its wanton practices.
Basia Cummings, Editor