The liveaboard S/Y Oriental Siren has been abandoned after taking on water in heavy seas whilst making a crossing from Labuan to the remote Spratly Island chain. All guests and crew took to life rafts and were evacuated safely and the charter owners, Worldwide Dive and Sail, are in the process of arranging for their repatriation. The ship was abandoned without any injuries, which points to an organized and well-managed operation, however personal items were lost. Wetpixel wishes them and the crew safe travel onward.
Worldwide Dive and Sail has requested that people due to travel on S/Y Oriental Siren wait for their reservations office to contact them with an update about their trips’ status.