Video of water flowing into the ship before it sank in the East China Sea with Australians and Kiwi on board
Shocking moment when water gushes into livestock vessel before sinking off Japan with two Australians and two New Zealanders on board – as search for 40 missing crew continues
- Images from Gulf Livestock 1 the day before it sank show that water filled a cabin
- The clip shows New Zealand man Scott Harris standing in the ankle deep water
- One of the men is heard sarcastically saying ‘really safe’ before the clip is cut short
- The images end with a view of the ocean as conditions deteriorated
One of the two Australians on board filmed images of water flowing into a livestock vessel before it sank in the East China Sea.
New Zealand man Scott Harris, 37, is seen standing in only deep water flooding a cabin in Gulf Livestock 1 a day before it capsized and sank on September 2.
As the ship sways into the ocean, you can see water flowing from one side of the ship to the other as Mr. Harris grabs the wall for support.
‘Really safe, really very safe’, you hear the man who is filming.
The clip is then cut into footage from outside the ship, carrying 43 crew members and 5,800 cows, showing harsh conditions. One news reported.
Shocking images have emerged from doomed Gulf Livestock showing water pouring into the cabin a day before the ship sank in the East China Sea on September 2.
“Pretty wild weather,” says the Australian at the end of the video.
Two Australians and another Kiwi man were among the ship’s crew when it capsized and sank in dangerous seas created by Typhoon Maysak.
Lukas Orda, 25, of the Gold Coast, and Sydney man William Mainprize, 25, were identified as the two Australians on board.
Mr Orda had just welcomed his first child in March before boarding in June.
The ship left New Zealand on August 14 and was due to arrive at Jingtang port in Tangshan, China on Saturday.
As it sailed across the East China Sea, it started to collide and the crew fought to keep it afloat.
Scott Harris (pictured) was one of two New Zealand men aboard Gulf Livestock 1 when it sank, along with two Australians and another 39 crew
Lukas Orda, 25, of the Gold Coast (left) and Sydney man William Mainprize, 25, (right) were identified as the two Australians on board Gulf Livestock when it capsized and sank
The captain of Gulf Livestock 1 (pictured) sent an emergency call to the Japanese Coast Guard at approximately 1.20am, the ship’s instruments showed the ship was sailing in high winds of 56 knots
Images emerged of the panicked crew trying to stop the water flow in the hours before it sank.
Seawater flooded the ship’s interior and was seen as a cascade over the electricity and machinery.
The dramatic images emerged when it was revealed that the Japanese coast guard had rescued a second survivor on Friday.
An unconscious crew member was also found hours earlier, but later died.
The first survivor, a Filipino crew member, was found floating in the East China Sea in a life jacket on the same night the ship was lost.
Images also surfaced of panicked crew trying to stop the water flow in the hours before it sank (photo)
The Japanese Coast Guard rescued a second survivor (pictured) on Friday after rescuing the first survivor the same night the ship was lost.
Typhoon Maysak was blowing through southern Japan when the ship sank and its instruments showed it was sailing at high winds of 56 knots.
The captain of Gulf Livestock 1 sent an emergency call to the Japanese Coast Guard at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday.
Rescuers on a plane and four boats plus divers searched for survivors and found a bundle of orange rope and a life jacket with the ship’s name on it.
On Friday, they found a body and several dead cows in the waters near where the ship sank.
The Japanese coast guard resumed the search Monday after having been suspended for 48 hours due to high winds from a second storm, Typhoon Haishen.
Search crews also found several dead cows floating in the East China Sea (pictured) near where Gulf Livestock 1 capsized and sank