Luxury liveaboard Fiji Siren has apparently been lost during a cruise, but thankfully reports state that all guests and crew are safe and well. Details of the incident are sketchy at the moment as to what exactly has happened, but news broke early this morning that the boat was lost at sea.
Worldwide Dive and Sail, who operated the Fiji Siren liveaboard, put out the following statement on their Facebook page:
We are very sad to announce that during her current cruise Fiji Siren has been lost and we are currently conducting a full and thorough investigation.
Most importantly, all guest and crew are safe and well with arrangements being made for our guests to begin their journey home. No guest or crew member was injured during this incident and we commend the actions of our team for following our stringent emergency training protocols which resulted in the swift evacuation and handling of the situation.
As our loyal, repeat customers know, Worldwide Dive and Sail customer and crew safety is our highest priority. We have consistently refined our safety standards and procedures to deal with any emergency situation and it is a testament to these high standards, that include weekly emergency training, drills and on board state of the art safety equipment, that this unfortunate event was managed so well.
The team at Worldwide Dive and Sail are already looking at options for customers currently booked with the Fiji Siren. If you are due to travel aboard the Fiji Siren our team will be contacting you shortly. We would be very grateful for your patience as we are prioritising immediate upcoming trips. However, if you have urgent questions about your booking then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your support and understanding and remain grateful that this situation was not of a more serious nature.
The Siren fleet has had more than its fair share of bad luck when it comes to liveaboards. Back in January 2012, the Mandarin Siren was consumed by fire, and just a few months later in June 2012, the Oriental Siren had to be abandoned during a storm enroute to Layang Layang. Then in 2015, the Truk Siren was driven ashore during Typhoon Masak and subsequently set on fire by looters, and a few months later, the Palau Siren dragged anchor and ran aground on a reef, though thankfully it was saved.