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Sailor to leave NZ hospital

Update: February, 03/2012 - 09:47

HA NOI — The final Vietnamese crewman who was working on a South Korean ship off the coast of New Zealand when a fire broke out onboard is scheduled to be discharged from hospital this afternoon and fly back to Viet Nam tomorrow, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand.

Nguyen Van Ngoan, a crewman onboard the Jeong Woo 2, was seriously injured in the incident which occurred last month.

One of his Vietnamese crew members who was also injured in the incident returned home on Wednesday.

Forty crew members, including 23 Vietnamese sailors, were onboard the fishing vessel at the time of the fire. Three Vietnamese sailors died in the inferno. — VNS

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