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Remember the Pinoy and other Seamen of MV Gulf Livestock 1

This seems to be the last piece of news on the missing Filipino and other officers and crewmen of MV Gulf Livestock 1, perhaps the biggest single even seafarer loss in recent memory. We re-post this news in their memory....
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Gulf Livestock 1 sunken ship: Pope Francis gives money to families of crew missing at sea
Clare Sibthorpe 22 October 2020

The support follows possible signs of life sighted on island shores as family members raise money for a continued search.

Pope Francis has gifted money to the families of the crew members who were on board a ship that sank off the Japanese coast last month, 40 of whom are still missing.

The Gulf Livestock 1 was carrying 43 men and 6,000 cattle when it capsized on 2 September in the East China Sea after suffering an engine failure during Typhoon Maysak.

Families of the crew, which included 39 Filipinos, two Australians and two New Zealanders, have raised over £93,000 for an international search effort which recently found a potential life raft and life ring from the ship.
In a statement, the Vatican confirmed it will provide financial aid to "be given personally to the families of the missing persons and the two survivors, along with a small personal gift from Pope Francis, to express his closeness and solidarity".

"This contribution has been accompanied, since the very first days of the disaster, by spiritual, psychological and personalised support, offered to the Filipino families by a team of professionals, chaplains and religious sisters from the Stella Maris Centres of the nation," the statement continued.

"The support, which in view of the COVID-19 restrictions has so far been implemented through the use of social media and a digital platform, will continue for several months."

The full amount and duration of the support from the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is not clear.


search has also been suspended as of November 2021. See

and lessons about livestock ships should be learned very well...