At least four people have been killed and eight others remain missing in central localities after torrential rains brought by a tropical depression have stricken the region over the past few days.
A vessel from the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre of Region 1 has located the remains of a missing fisherman whose boat was sunk recently.
Việt Nam has asked regional countries to co-operate in the search for 10 missing fishermen from a vessel found off the coast of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu on January 11.
The Natural Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue Service Committee in the southernmost province of Cà Mau has called for help in the search for six missing fishermen.
Rescuing men saved four seamen and are striving to search for three others who are still missing after a fishing ship sank on the sea about 20 nautical miles far from the Cô Tô Island in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.
Search forces have recovered two bodies believed to be among the 15 fishermen lost after four ships sank on Monday.
Rescue forces are searching for eight fishermen missing from three fishing boats that sank off the coast of the central province of Thanh Hóa, following the strong monsoon recently.
The Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) of Region III rescued two fishermen on a sinking ship offshore Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province on December 4.