Sea Tiger

Hawaii,Asia

Sea Tiger was deliberately scuttled as an artificial reef and dive target in 1999, after the US authorities had confiscated the ship in the early 1990's trying to smuggle illegal immigrants to Hawaii. Little is known about her history except she was a former Taiwanese ocean trawler, probably chartered or sold to the Chinese mafia. In 1992 an armada of trawlers packed with Chinese began appearing in U.S. waters, among them the Fun Fong Seong 303. She entered Honolulu harbor in February 1992 at full speed and crashed into the main dock, whereupon almost hundred Chinese immigrants jumped ashore. The ship was confiscated and later sold at an auction and scuttled. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 25 to 38 meter southwest of Waikiki.


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Sea Tiger
Fun Fong Seong 303 168,0 x ? f
     
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Picture: Sea Tiger in Honolulu
Courtesy of Ben Scott

Last updated: February 2021