4 Jan 2016

13,000 livestock stranded on broken down ship

5:26 pm on 4 January 2016

Thirteen thousand livestock are still stranded on a broken down ship in Perth.

The MC Ocean Outback was loaded with over 7000 sheep and over 5000 cattle when it tried to set out for Israel last Tuesday.

It is chartered to the Victorian-based company Otway Exports, and is not now expected to sail until late this week.

The shippers say they have an Australian Government-accredited veterinarian and stockmen on board looking after the sheep and cattle.