Vinalines Queen’s sole survivor lands at Hanoi
  • | Tuoi Tre, | January 05, 2012 08:23 AM
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Dau Ngoc Hung, the only sailor surviving from Vietnam’s sunken Vinalines Queen cargo vessel, landed at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi at 6:20 pm on Wednesday.

Hung was surrounded by reporters right after landing at Noi Bai Airport. Photo by DTiNews

After finishing the 20-minute customs checking at the airport, Hung has followed Vinalines’ employees to Vinalines headquarter for a press briefing on 8:30 pm.

Previously, Hung landed at the Singaporean port of Marine South Pier at 12:15 pm (Singapore time) on the same day. He was then welcomed at the port by Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Tran Hai Hau and Vinalines representatives.

Hung told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on the phone that his health was recovering.

Earlier, the Vietnamese Embassy conducted procedures to receive the sailor from British ship London Courage, which saved Hung on December 30 at sea.

The embassy worked with relevant local agencies to complete necessary procedures to help Hung return to his family as quick as possible, Ambassador Hau told the VNA on the phone.

Hung, born in 1980 in northern Nghe An Province, is the only sailor found alive so far after the cargo vessel found to have been sunken. Vinalines is still working with foreign partners to search for 22 missing sailors on the missing vessel.

Vinalines Queen sank on December 25 en route to China from Indonesia, carrying more than 54,000 tons of nickel ores.

Hung landed at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi at 6:20 pm yesterday. Photo by DTiNews

Hung is telling about his days on the sea at the headquarter of Vinalines in Hanoi. Photo by DTiNews

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