At midnight, uh, they called, uh, our name and they check, you know, all you know, the heavy thing, and they throw it away, and they push us in the convoy, and they bring us go to the new part. You know, that’s, um, it's a big river, and they, uh, at midnight, they push us, you know, in them, in the small ship, a name like oh, Sung Hoo.
That's oh, the business ship before of the South Vietnamese government. That ship is very small, and we thought that only, you know, about a few hundred people, but the ship, you know, they wait until four o'clock in the morning, and every hour they push in more people, you know, now, in the ship.
And at least we, we have no place to sit down, only standing. And I didn't realize, you know, how many people on, over there, right? But, you know, for myself, where I, I couldn't breathed, even am young and I was strong. You know, and uh, in the morning, the ship start going, uh, uh, in the east direction out to the ocean.
At first, we thought that you know, they, uh, mmm, brought out to the Phu Quoc island. That mean the "place before." We, um, we put, uh, the Comm, the Communists prisoner in there. But, you know, after the sec, second day, uh, we thought that was wrong, and at that time, right? Because oh, you know, that's terrible condition, right? We couldn't breath even eating or didn't do anything, right?
Some old people, you know, and was, uh, would die, and they threw them in the ocean. I didn't remember how many people die, right? But that was very terrible in three days and three nights to North Vietnam by the trip of that ship.