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Fiji Siren - Lost at Sea

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

  1. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    Your on fire!
     
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  2. scubafanatic

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    I have been a subscriber to Undercurrent.org for MANY years.....it's the Consumer Reports version of all things scuba....they pretty much state 'RUN ! Don't walk away from the Siren fleet! I would NEVER EVER consider any of their boats....far too star-crossed ! Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me...fool me 6 or more times !!! ???
     
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  3. scubafanatic

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    Bankruptcy and uninsurability may cure them.
     
  4. scubafanatic

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    ....likely their FORMER insurance company by now.
     
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  5. scubafanatic

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    ...at this point I wouldn't be surprised if they managed to lose a boat to being torpedoed by a WWII German U-boat.
     
  6. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know about the structure of the Siren company, but some liveaboard companies contract with different boat owners in different locations - kind of like a franchise, maybe? So perhaps they are dealing with different insurance companies for each boat? I just can't imagine that any single insurance company would be willing to "keep them afloat!" :giggle:
     
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  7. KathyV

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    We have one of those in a museum in Chicago, perhaps they will find a way to ram it during one of their exotic cruises!
     
  8. scubafanatic

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    No point in arguing with him, Frank....he's showing '5000 dives' in his profile, we are clearly outmatched.
     
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  9. KathyV

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    Since no one was hurt on the Fiji Siren, I was able to laugh at this ridiculous situation. I mean, come on; six boats in six years, that's absurd!

    But I just saw this UnderCurrent article about the final voyage of the Oriental Siren and I am not laughing any more - this is the stuff on nightmares!

    Problems with the Siren Fleet: Undercurrent 07/2012
     
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  10. scubafanatic

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    according to this thread:

    Live Aboard Capsizes

    1) Are Siren Fleet vessels inspected by a USCG type organization?
    2) Are Siren fleet vessels built to ABS or similar certification standards (American Bureau of Shipping)?
    3) Are siren fleet vessels manned and designed to SOLAS standards?
    4) Are the officers in command of Siren vessels licensed by a governmental organization

    markmud

    Considering the Fiji Siren is flying a Mongolian Flag that should give you a hint to the answers to your questions.

    (FYI, Mongolia is like 600+ miles from any ocean/sea!) What legit live aboard would register their vessel in MONGOLIA ??? !!!
     
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