Eight Vietnamese sailors injured by a recent gas explosion aboard a Taiwanese ship are likely to return home on May 14 after a fortnight’s medical treatment in South Africa.

The Lai Ching ship accident took place on April 29 while the vessel was operational in Atlantic , killing six crewmen, of them two were Vietnamese. Two other Vietnamese sailors were reported missing in addition to the eight injured, who were rescued by the Hsiang Man Ching ship also of Taiwan . The injured were brought to Cape Town , South Africa , for medical treatment.

Lai Ching ship representatives have worked with South African authorities on procedures for the injured Vietnamese sailors to return home after recovery.

The Vietnamese embassy in South Africa is joining with the Lai Ching ship owner in searching for two missing sailors and repatriating the bodies of the dead home./.