Nine Vietnamese fishermen were rescued by a Gibraltar-flagged ship when their vessel, the BTh 96017TS, sank in Malaysian waters on November 18, the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue said on November 19.

The Mare Britannicum took the fishermen to Singapore on early Nov. 19. They are now in normal health condition.

After receiving report on the case, the Foreign Ministry has contacted the Singaporean government, requesting support to bring the saved men home as soon as possible.-VNA