Cargo ship Felicity Ace catches fire; 100s of Audi, Porsche left adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

Fortunately all the crew members a total of 22 staff were safely evacuated and the cargo ship was left unmanned in the ocean.

Thousands of luxury cars from the German carmaker company Volkswagen Group were found adrift in the Atlantic ocean when the cargo ship caught fire.

On Wednesday in an unfortunate event when the cargo ship named Felicity Ace was treading along the Azores Islands in the Atlantic ocean it caught fire. Fortunately all the crew members a total of 22 staff were safely evacuated and the cargo ship was left unmanned in the ocean.

Luxury cars like Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini went in vain. Felicity Ace was en route to Port of Davisville of Rhode Island in the United States when the unforeseeable event occurred and took the cargo ship by huge flames. The Portuguese Navy and Air Force Personnel rescued the distressed crew members to a nearby hotel.

More than 3,960 Luxury cars were on board the ship informed the Volkswagens US operations team. Volkswagen cars manufacturing unit is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. The carmaker along with manufacturing its own brand also assembles Audi, Lamborghini and Porsche in its elaborate facility. All the vehicles have gone for a toss due to the ship’s unfortunate fire accident, however, the Groups management is very happy to have their staff rescued.

Porsche’s spokesperson Luke Vandezande stated that the company calculates close to 1100 of its vehicles were on board during the mishap that engulfed it in the fire. He says the customers who had given advance have been informed about the mishap.

Several customers when they found out about the mishap took to Twitter to express their grievances. A customer was waiting for his customized Porsche Boxter Spyder which was on board the Felicity Ace. Its usual model starts at $99,650.

Lamborghini’s spokesperson chose to not comment on the incident more gave any cunt of its affected no. of vehicles. Although they said that they were in touch with the cargo ship’s internal team for further information on the mishap. This event has happened before when the cargo carrier Grande America met with the same fate and over 2000 ultra-luxurious cars went all in vain in 2019.

 

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