Fishermen return home safely

Update: February, 29/2016 - 17:06
The foreign ministry directed the concerned organisations to complete all necessary procedures to bring the fishermen back to Viet Nam. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Twelve fishermen returned safely to Viet Nam yesterday after their boat got stuck in a storm off Micronesia.

United Airlines' flight UA 179 brought the fishermen back to HCM City yesterday morning after a period of intensive collaboration between the foreign affairs ministry's consular department and the Micronesian authorities, as well as with support from the International Organisation for Migration (IMO), Ly Quoc Tuan, director-general of the department, said.

Nguyen Cong Minh, assistant attorney general of the justice department of Micronesia, accompanied the fishermen on the flight.

After receiving information about the incident, the foreign ministry was in constant touch with the IMO's local branch to ensure that the fishermen received timely support.

The ministry also directed the Vietnamese representative organisations in Beijing and Australia, as well as the concerned domestic organisations to complete all necessary procedures in order to bring the fishermen back home as soon as possible. — VNS