Nine Vietnamese fishermen who were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard last week are in good health, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines said on February 22.
The nine fishermen aboard fishing vessel QNg 95712 from the central province of Quang Ngai, were brought to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan island, by the Philippine Coast Guard. They are temporarily living in the coast guard’s headquarters, the sources said.
The embassy and authorised Philippine agencies are working together to complete necessary procedures to help the fishermen return home.
Earlier on the night of February 17, the fishing vessel QNg 95712 was stranded near Balabac Strait in the Philippine waters while it was seeking a shelter to avoid tropical low pressure area on the East Sea. The Philippine Coast Guard promptly carried out rescue activities after receiving a diplomatic note calling for help from the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines.