Nguyen Van Tinh, one of the two fishermen from central Quang Ngai province rescued from an accident at sea earlier this month, left Hong Kong on July 30 for Ho Chi Minh City on a Vietnam Airlines flight.

Earlier the same day, Vietnamese Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Nguyen Thi Nha and Deputy Consul General in charge of community affairs Dinh Hung Vuong visited Tinh at the Queen Mary Hospital and helped him complete procedures to return home.

Nha thanked the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, the Immigration Department and the Queen Mary Hospital of Hong Kong for taking care of the Vietnamese fisherman.

Tinh, born in 1992, and his colleague Duong Mau were brought to Hong Kong for medical treatment after their ship, QNg96246-TS, met with accident in the East Sea on July 5.

The Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre sent a helicopter to rescue them at the Vietnamese side’s request.

On July 18, the Vietnamese Consulate General coordinated with Hong Kong’s relevant agencies to bring Mau home./.