Myanmar seaman who jumped off ship to seek asylum in New Zealand ‘lucky to be alive’

Nov 8, 2021 | INVESTING

A Myanmar crewman is undergoing procedures for claiming asylum in New Zealand after jumping off a cargo ship, in what an expert says is the first case of a refugee boat reaching the South Pacific country’s shores.The crewman, known only as Min Naing, spent 23 hours battling bad weather and icy water on the east coast of New Zealand before rescuers in Gisborne found him floating out to sea.Lawyer Simon Lamain told the New Zealand Herald that the Myanmar national was going through “immigration…

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