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Heavy tug boats are spraying water on a burning ship carrying 1000’s of Porsches and Bentleys adrift off the coast of Portugal’s Azores islands, the ship’s supervisor says. The Felicity Ace, carrying about 4000 automobiles together with Porsches, Audis and Bentleys, some with lithium-ion batteries, caught hearth on Wednesday final week. The 22 crew members on board had been faraway from the vessel on the identical day. Ship supervisor Mitsui OSK Strains Ltd (MOL) stated in an announcement the vessel was nonetheless on hearth however steady, and that no oil leak had been reported to date. It additionally stated the ship was drifting farther from the Azores islands within the Atlantic ocean. Two giant tug boats outfitted with firefighting gear arrived from Gibraltar on Monday and had been working with one other patrol boat to spray water on the Felicity Ace and funky it down, MOL stated. The arrival of two different tug boats with extra firefighting gear is scheduled for February 23 and February 26. “Along with the all related events, MOL is making each effort to include the injury and resolve the state of affairs as quickly as doable,” MOL stated. Joao Mendes Cabecas, the captain of the closest port on the Azorean island of Faial, stated on Sunday the hearth had misplaced its depth, most likely as a result of there was little left to burn. Cabecas stated as the hearth subsides and the construction cools down, firefighting groups and technicians may be capable of board the vessel to arrange to tow it both to Europe or the Bahamas. “When circumstances are secure the salvage crew will board the Felicity Ace for an preliminary evaluation,” MOL added. Cabecas advised Reuters over the weekend the lithium-ion batteries within the electrical automobiles had been “holding the hearth alive”. It was not clear whether or not the batteries had prompted the hearth. MOL didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for touch upon the reason for the hearth. Volkswagen, which owns the automotive manufacturers, stated on Monday it didn’t have any additional info to share. Australian Related Press

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February 23 2022 – 1:48AM

Heavy tug boats are spraying water on a burning ship carrying 1000’s of Porsches and Bentleys adrift off the coast of Portugal’s Azores islands, the ship’s supervisor says.

The Felicity Ace, carrying about 4000 automobiles together with Porsches, Audis and Bentleys, some with lithium-ion batteries, caught hearth on Wednesday final week.

The 22 crew members on board had been faraway from the vessel on the identical day.

Ship supervisor Mitsui OSK Strains Ltd (MOL) stated in an announcement the vessel was nonetheless on hearth however steady, and that no oil leak had been reported to date.

It additionally stated the ship was drifting farther from the Azores islands within the Atlantic ocean.

Two giant tug boats outfitted with firefighting gear arrived from Gibraltar on Monday and had been working with one other patrol boat to spray water on the Felicity Ace and funky it down, MOL stated.

The arrival of two different tug boats with extra firefighting gear is scheduled for February 23 and February 26.

“Along with the all related events, MOL is making each effort to include the injury and resolve the state of affairs as quickly as doable,” MOL stated.

Joao Mendes Cabecas, the captain of the closest port on the Azorean island of Faial, stated on Sunday the hearth had misplaced its depth, most likely as a result of there was little left to burn.

Cabecas stated as the hearth subsides and the construction cools down, firefighting groups and technicians may be capable of board the vessel to arrange to tow it both to Europe or the Bahamas.

“When circumstances are secure the salvage crew will board the Felicity Ace for an preliminary evaluation,” MOL added.

Cabecas advised Reuters over the weekend the lithium-ion batteries within the electrical automobiles had been “holding the hearth alive”.

It was not clear whether or not the batteries had prompted the hearth.

MOL didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for touch upon the reason for the hearth.

Volkswagen, which owns the automotive manufacturers, stated on Monday it didn’t have any additional info to share.

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