The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a diplomatic note to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Hanoi, asking for help in the search for and rescue of Vietnamese crewmembers off the Sri Lanka sea.

The Vietnamese cargo ship Saigon Queen, with a crew of 22 on board, went into distress off Sri Lanka on October 30.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Sri Lanka has been coordinating with local agencies to help the 18 crewmen who have been rescued and search for the four who are still missing.-VNA