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: Dying cattle on stranded ship in the Red Sea - CIWF
: Export News Tasmania March 03, 2012, 03:33:09 PM
Compassion has received disturbing reports that a live transport ship is stranded in the Red Sea after almost 3,000 cattle died on board and three ports refused it permission to dock.

The Gracia Del Mar, registered under a Panamanian flag, was apparently not allowed to dock in Egypt, Dijbouti or Sudan and is reportedly now stuck in the Red Sea with more cattle dying.

It has not been confirmed where the ship travelled from, although unconfirmed reports suggest it was from Brazil. It is unclear at this stage whether the high number of deaths and port refusals are due to the cattle carrying disease.

Compassion is contacting the authorities in Egypt and the media in the area and mobilising all of its contacts to try to bring a swift resolution to what, if confirmed, will clearly be seen as an animal welfare disaster.