Thirteen Vietnamese fishermen detained by China several days ago have been set free, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in China.

“They are on their way home on a fishing boat of Quang Binh coded QB93256 TS,” Luong Thanh Quang, Assistant to chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ General Consulate Department, told reporters on July 15.

The fishermen consist of seven crewmembers of QB 93256 TS boat from Quang Binh and six of QNg 94912 TS vessel from Quang Ngai.

The Chinese side confiscated the Quang Ngai boat and fishing tools of the two vessels, the official said, adding that Vietnamese representative agencies in China continue to work with the Chinese side to solve the case.-VNA