The stricken ship Felicity Ace was carrying a major variety of Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles between Germany, and the USA

The automobile transport ship Felicity Ace is on fireplace within the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal, in accordance with experiences from that nation’s navy.

A car-carrier vessel carrying a major load of Volkswagen and Porsche autos, the crew of the Felicity Ace have reportedly deserted ship after a fireplace broke out aboard.

The Felicity Ace was carrying Volkswagen and Porsche fashions to the USA

Porsche sellers this morning had contacted various clients in the USA to advise them that their autos, en route from Germany, had been misplaced.

A spokesperson for Porsche Automobiles Australia confirmed with Chasing Automobiles that no Australian-bound Porsche fashions have been aboard the Felicity Ace.

Quickly after, a spokesperson for Volkswagen Group Australia – the distributor of Audi, Volkswagen, Cupra and Skoda fashions in Australia – stated there have been no Australian buyer vehicles on the stricken vessel.

Pictured: the stricken Felicity Ace

The reason for the hearth is at present unknown, as is the present state of the ship. The final replace from the Portuguese Navy included {a photograph} of the car-carrier on fireplace however nonetheless on the floor.

Catastrophes involving car-carrier ships happen a couple of occasions per decade on common, with the latest important losses being the MV Fashionable Specific in 2016 and the itemizing of the Vary Rover-carrier Hoegh Osaka in 2015.

We’ll replace this story if and when further information is forthcoming.