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43 people presumed dead and 28,156 animals drown as cargo ship sinks

Search for Danny F.II survivors have been called off. The Panamanian-flagged cargo ship MV DANNY F II, carrying 83 people and thousands of livestock, capsized and sank off the Lebanese coast on Thursday (17 December 2009) in bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea, 11 nautical miles (20 km) from Tripoli, Lebanon, while sailing from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Tartarus, Syria, carrying six passengers, 77 crew, 10,224 sheep and 17,932 head of cattle. All of the livestock perished as the ship sank.

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