Sixteen Vietnamese crewmen, who escaped from the blazing fishing vessel Jeong Woo 2 of the Republic of Korea south of New Zealand on Jan. 1, arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on the afternoon of Jan. 27.

They flew from Christchurch , New Zealand and are in good health.

Two injured Vietnamese crewmen remain in hospital in Christchurch . One of them is recovering and expected to leave hospital next week. The other has to stay in hospital.

A representative of the ship’s owner said due to bad weather, it has not been possible to reach the ruined ship to search for the three missing Vietnamese crewmen./.