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Vietnamese sunken ship survivor back home

01-05-2012 14:13 BJT

HANOI, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The only survivor found so far after the sinking of Vietnam's Vinalines Queen cargo vessel returned home on Wednesday from Singapore, reported Vietnam News Agency on Thursday.

According to the report, the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore received Dau Ngoc Hung from the British ship London Courage, which rescued him on Dec. 30, 2011 after he had been drifting for five days on a life raft.

Hung is the only one of the 23 sailors on board to have so far been found alive after the Vinalines Queen sunk off the Philippines' Luzon Island on Dec. 25, 2011.

At the time, the ship was transporting 54,000 tons of nickel ore from Indonesia to China.

Vinalines Shipping, owner of the sunken ship, is working with foreign partners in the search for the remaining 22 missing sailors.

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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