The border guard force in central Quang Ngai province on January 10 received four Filipino fishermen rescued by Vietnamese fishing vessel.

They were later named as Madsaik Arak, 50, Omar Minulla, 21, Tamano Asari, 45, and Rico H.Maksud, 21, all living in MangSee, Balapac, Palawan Island.

The seamen are now being cared for by the local border guards while completing formal procedures to return home soon.

On January 5, the fishing vessel QNg 90325 TS rescued the distressed fishermen from a small junk drifting in the waters of Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.-VNA