British man found hanged on tourist boat in northern Vietnam

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/23/2017 10:42 GMT + 7

A 19-year old British man was found hanged on a tourist boat in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong on Sunday night.

Leaders of the local People’s Committee confirmed the tourist’s death on Monday night, saying the 19-year-old had hung himself on a Cong Nghia tourist boat during a trip around the Cat Ba archipelago, located in Cat Hai District, Hai Phong.

Preliminary information revealed that the ship had departed from the northern province of Quang Ninh, and was carrying 16 foreign tourists including a group of three close friends from the United Kingdom.

The boat was sailing off the Cat Ba Islands when the man’s body was found hanging from a piece of silk fabric at the deck.

The incident was reported to the Cat Hai border guards, who arrived shortly after to take the man to hospital.

However, doctors reported that he had passed away before the rescue effort.

According to his two travel companions, their friend had suffered from epilepsy and was having some emotional problems prior to his death.

Le Hong Thang, director of the Quang Ninh Inland Waterway Port Authority, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the Cong Nghia boat carrying the foreign tourists, with serial number QN 2040, had been sailing without a license since January 1, 2017 after failing to update the necessary paperwork.

Due to the lack of a permit, the vessel had not been operating in areas managed by the Quang Ninh port authority, Thang continued.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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