Six fishermen and their fishing boat QNg 94912 TS from central Quang Ngai province are being detained in Sanya Port, Sanya city, China’s Hainan province, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh has reported.

At a regular press conference in Hanoi on July 10, Binh informed that at 9 a.m on July 10, officials from the Vietnamese Consulate General in Guangzhou made a consular visit to the fishermen and took necessary protection measures.

The fishermen’s health is good and the Consulate General is working closely with Hainan’s competent agencies to clarify issues related to the case, the spokesperson said.

The Vietnamese fishermen and their fishing boat were captured by the Chinese side on July 3.-VNA