Seven Vietnamese fishermen, who were rescued and brought to Thailand by a Singaporean ship several days ago, left Bangkok for Ho Chi Minh City on March 31.

The fishermen were on board the fishing vessel BTh 96059 while it sank at the area 260 nautical miles off Vietnam’s southern Vung Tau coast on March 25. They were saved by Singapore ship PU2008 and taken to Bangkok.

On March 30, they were received by the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand, and provided with accommodation and food.

Also on March 31, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre was informed that Singapore’s ship MTM Princess had saved two people in distress around 40 nautical miles off southern Kien Giang province’s Tho Chu island. The two were identified as fishermen on board ship Phuc Huy, who had fallen into the sea on March 30.

The captain of the MTM Princess said that his ship is scheduled to be anchored at Thailand’s Mataphut port on April 1.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs assigned the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand to send representatives to the port to coordinate with Thailand’s relevant offices to help the fishermen come back home as soon as possible.-VNA