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Thursday, 3 September 2020

A ship with a crew of 43 and almost 6,000 cattle is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering typhoon Maysak; The ninth typhoon of the season and the fourth to hit the peninsula this year left about 120,000 households without power across South Korea

A peninsula that typically sees one typhoon per year might face three landfalling storms in two weeks. Credit NASA’s Earth Observatory

A Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier with a crew of 43 and almost 6,000 cattle is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering typhoon Maysak moving across the region. Japan’s Coast Guard reported receiving a distress call and later finding one seafarer in the ocean with a life jacket and an empty lifeboat. No additional signals were received from the vessel after the first distress call. The search for the missing vessel believed to be the Gulf Livestock 1 was conducted all day on Wednesday, September 2 local time. Four coast guard vessels and aeroplanes are reportedly conducting the search-and-rescue operation. Maritime Executive

 SEOUL (Reuters) - At least one person was reported killed and thousands were temporarily without power as Typhoon Maysak smashed into the Korean peninsula on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and lashing winds to areas still recovering from last weeks Typhoon Bavi. The ninth typhoon of the season and the fourth to hit the peninsula this year left about 120,000 households without power across South Korea, officials said. Flights were cancelled or delayed and downed trees and other debris caused light damage, Yonhap news agency reported. One person died when winds shattered a window in South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, which bore the brunt of the storm’s 170 kph (105 mph) winds, Yonhap reported. The peninsula typically sees only one typhoon a year, but another typhoon, Haishen, is brewing south of Japan and is expected to hit the Korean coast on Sunday or Monday, NASA’s Earth Observatory reported.

A large part of the Western Pacific is extremely warm. That is exactly where the new typhoon will track. The sea waters are literally boiling hot! Sea surface temperatures of 30-31 °C are spread along southern Japan and over the Marianas and the Philippine Sea, warm water is like rocket fuel for these storms.

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2 comments:

Sultanbev said...

The folly of neo-liberalism, where it's cheaper to put 6000 cows on a ship and sail them halfway round the world rather than rear (and milk/eat) them locally.

Stingray said...

tks for post