Worldwide Dive and Sail (WWDS) recently reported that their vessel, the Fiji Siren, collided with an unknown object during the early hours of the night while in transit. The collision created a breach in the engine room, which crewmembers applied pre-mix epoxy to, in order to hold off the flow of water. They proceeded to activate all water pumps to remove any water from the boat.
An hour later it was decided that the pumps were not clearing enough water and guests were asked to leave the vessel with just their passports via dive skiffs. Part of the crew remained to continue working on the repairs while others came back for their guest's personal items once they were safely on land. Despite every effort by the crew, by 7am it was clear the vessel needed to be abandoned and by 10am the Fiji Siren sank below the waves. All crew and guests are reportedly safe.
Worldwide Dive and Sail made the following statement on Facebook: "There is much sadness both in Fiji and at Worldwide Dive and Sail head office in Phuket, but there is still work to do. We are now focusing on the mammoth task of re-organizing our future guest’s holidays and making sure that operations across our fleets around the globe continue smoothly. As stated yesterday, if you are due to travel aboard the Fiji Siren then our team will be contacting you shortly, if they have not done so already. We would be very grateful for your patience as we are prioritizing immediate upcoming trips. However, if you have urgent questions about your booking then please email email@example.com"
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