New York: A cargo ship full of luxury vehicles sails the Atlantic Oceanafter fire Spreads quickly on the plane and force Crew evacuation.
The 656-foot-high vehicle carrier Felicity Ace caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean Wed during the transportation of goods including units Porsche and Volkswagen, from Emden, Germany, to Davisville, Rhode Island, CNN reported. At the time of the fire, The ship was sailing 90 nautical miles southwest of the Portuguese AzoresAccording to a statement released by the Portuguese Navy on Wednesday.
After the fire broke out in the cargo hold, it spread and forced all 22 crew members to abandon the ship. According to another statement from the Portuguese Navy, the crew was rescued and safely transferred to a local hotel, in coordination with the Ponta Delgada Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center.
Arrange the ship’s owners to tow it while it continues to burn. registered in Panama, Felicity Ace is operated by Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), that did not respond to a request for comment.
Porsche confirmed to CNN Business that several of its cars were in the payload. And that its dealers communicate with customers with cars on the burning ship.
“While it is too early to confirm what has happened and the next steps, we support our customers and dealers as best we can to find solutions,” said Angus Fitton, Vice President of Public Relations for Porsche Cars North America.
Future Porsche owners on board, like journalist and presenter Matt Farah, who said he had a car 2022 Porsche Boxster Spyder Awaiting Deliverythey have already started receiving news from dealers about the condition of their cars.
“The dealer confirmed that my car was with at least a dozen other vehicles in that boat,” Farah said. “They had no further information for me other than confirming that my car was on the ship, and they said that once Porsche Cars North America had a plan of any kind on how to proceed, they would share the plans with me.”