By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:03 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 04:19 BST, 3 September 2020
An Australian live export ship has disappeared off the Japanese coast after being hit by a ferocious typhoon.
Two Australians and two New Zealanders along with 39 people from the Philippines are on board the vessel as well as 5,800 head of cattle.
The Japanese coast guard are now searching for the Gulf Livestock 1 that sent a distress signal after being hit by Typhoon Maysak in the East China Sea on Wednesday.
A lifeboat and a Filipino crew member were found drifting in the water on Wednesday night, the ABC reported.
The Gulf Livestock 1 has gone missing in the East China Sea carrying 43 crew on board along with 5,800 cattle
A Filipino crew member believed to be on board the Gulf Livestock 1 is rescued by Japanese Coast Guard teams
Rescue teams are still looking for the vessel that was due to arrive in the the Port of Jingtang in Tangshan, China on Friday
The crew member had not sustained any