Vessel Tracker reports that 43 of 512 cattle aboard the 'LSS Success' have died during the voyage from East London (South Africa) to Port Louis (Mauritius), where it arrived on April 29, 2021. 8.4% mortality. The bodies of the dead animals were thrown into the sea during the voyage so no reports or necropsies available to assess the cause. Just another live ex disaster with no answers....
And the ship? Well according to Vessel Tracker, it has an interesting history also. Customs and drug enforcement officers reportedly found drugs on board of the 'LSS Success' on June 13, 2020 in Port Louis. 39 kilos of cannabis were found, including two kg of resin and one kg of paste. Five crew members were arrested, including four Indians and one Tanzanian. The ship had arrived on June 13 from Cape Town (in Stage 5 Covid lockdown) and Luanda.
Drug smuggling. High mortality voyages. All in a day's work!