LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A burning automobile transport ship is drifting close to the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands after the massive vessel’s 22 crew members had been evacuated as a result of blaze.

The Portuguese navy says transport within the space has been warned that the 200-meter-long (650-feet-long) Felicity Ace is adrift.

The Felicity Ace can carry greater than 17,000 metric tons of cargo.

Porsche and Volkswagen clients are awaiting autos which can be on the ship, CNN reported.

Usually, automobile transport ships carry 1000’s of autos on a number of decks of their maintain.

The car transporter was on a transatlantic voyage from Germany to the US.

A navy assertion mentioned the fireplace was nonetheless burning Thursday, with giant clouds of white smoke billowing out.

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