(VOV) - The Quang Ngai People’s Council sent a dispatch on July 31 to the Vietnamese embassy in the Philippines asking it to complete procedures to bring home all 12 Vietnamese fishermen in distress in the Philippines in the shortest possible time.
The Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department has finished verifying the fishermen's identities so the Philippines can issue travel papers for them to return to Vietnam.
The fishermen’s ship sank on July 28 when they were fishing in the waters of the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. Eleven of the men come from Quang Ngai province, the other comes from Khanh Hoa province.
Philippines saves Vietnamese fishermen