LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A burning automobile transport ship is drifting close to the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands after the large vessel’s 22 crew members have been evacuated because of the 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 prospects are awaiting automobiles which can be on the ship, CNN reported.

Usually, automobile transport ships carry hundreds of automobiles on a number of decks of their maintain.

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

A navy assertion stated the hearth was nonetheless burning Thursday, with massive clouds of white smoke billowing out.

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