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Fiji Siren - Lost at Sea

Discussion in 'Liveaboards & Charter Boats' started by tendi, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lol! Post of the week :rolleyes:
     
  2. Russjstewart

    Russjstewart Contributor

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    I am glad to hear everyone on board is safe and well.
    At the risk of seeming flippant and to quote a line from Ian fleming's Goldfinger "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    If KathyV figure of 6 boats in 6 years is correct, then it is an anomaly at best.

    There is not a lot of information available as the what happened or where it happened. The current itinerary has been taken off the web site. Assuming it was around Fiji, the Fiji Met Service weather chart fro 1700 yesterday does not show any severe weather other than thunderstorm activity around the Solomons.
    http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/0995.jpg

    Containers are a problem but I would be interested to know where FuAn gets his figure of "10thousands" worldwide floating around, The world shipping Council estimates that that an average of 1582 containers were lost at sea per year between 2008 and 2016 including catastrophic events such as the tragic loss of ElFaro.

    http://www.worldshipping.org/indust...s_Lost_at_Sea_-_2017_Update_FINAL_July_10.pdf
    Fiji does have a Maritime Safety Authority and if the vessel was Fijian flagged or the incident occurred in Fijian waters, i wouls assume some sort of investigation will take place.
     
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  3. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Contributor

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    :rofl3:
     
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  4. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That reminds me of a dive instructor joke.
     
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  5. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
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  6. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thank you! I'll be here all week!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  7. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    To add to the levity, I love the quote in the article at the link below stating that the Fiji Siren "was lost on her last cruise."
    When the heck else would it be lost other than on her last cruise?

    Fiji Siren Lost At Sea – DeeperBlue.com
     
  8. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    Wonder if the guy driving the boat was named Gilligan?
     
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  9. D2Diver

    D2Diver Contributor

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    Gee I guess that was the "FAKE" Indo Siren I was on in 2012 & 2016
     
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  10. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was referencing the post below; perhaps they salvaged and repaired it?

     

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