Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a diplomatic note to Malaysia, Indonesia, China and the Philippines asking them to help Vietnamese fishermen find shelter from the oncoming super-typhoon Haiyan.

The ministry made the note after receiving information from the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Committee for Search and Rescue about the super typhoon, which is crossing the East Sea.

Vietnamese Embassies in the foreign countries have also been directed to keep a close watch on the storm and work with local agencies to come up with measures supporting endangered Vietnamese fishermen.-VNA