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The crew of a cargo ship carrying luxurious automobiles has needed to be rescued after a fireplace engulfed the vessel on the Atlantic Ocean. The 200-metre-long Felicity Ace cargo ship caught alight whereas travelling within the North Atlantic, close to Portugal’s Azores on Wednesday. It’s reported to be carrying numerous luxurious automobiles, together with Porsches and Volkswagens, from Emden in Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island. Related Press has reported that the vessel had the capability for 17,000 metric tons of cargo, which interprets to roughly to the area wanted for a thousand automobiles. Talking to CNN Enterprise final week, Porsche confirmed numerous its automobiles had been on board the burning vessel and stated that the shoppers had been now being contacted by their sellers. Volkswagen spokesperson Dirk Ameer has additionally confirmed that the corporate had automobiles onboard. “We’re conscious of an incident involving a third-party cargo ship transporting Volkswagen Group automobiles throughout the Atlantic. The vessel was on its strategy to North America,” Mr Ameer stated in an announcement. “Presently, we’re not conscious of any accidents. We’re involved with the transport firm to get extra details about the incident.” A video launched by the Portuguese Air Drive reveals the daring rescue of the Felicity Ace’s 22-member crew. A press release from the Portuguese Navy stated that the crew had been safely taken to a lodge in Portugal after the rescue was coordinated by the Ponta Delgada Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre. The ship is now reported to be floating within the ocean, deserted, as the fireplace quickly spreads. Japanese-based proprietor of the transport line, Mitsui O.S.Ok. Strains (MOL), are arranging for the vessel to be towed to port.

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February 21 2022 – 12:00PM

The crew of a cargo ship carrying luxurious automobiles has needed to be rescued after a fireplace engulfed the vessel on the Atlantic Ocean.

The 200-metre-long Felicity Ace cargo ship caught alight whereas travelling within the North Atlantic, close to Portugal’s Azores on Wednesday.

It’s reported to be carrying numerous luxurious automobiles, together with Porsches and Volkswagens, from Emden in Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island.

Related Press has reported that the vessel had the capability for 17,000 metric tons of cargo, which interprets to roughly to the area wanted for a thousand automobiles.

Talking to CNN Enterprise final week, Porsche confirmed numerous its automobiles had been on board the burning vessel and stated that the shoppers had been now being contacted by their sellers.

ALIGHT: Crew rescued from burning cargo ship carrying up to 1000 luxury vehicles. Picture: Portuguese Navy (supplied)

ALIGHT: Crew rescued from burning cargo ship carrying as much as 1000 luxurious automobiles. Image: Portuguese Navy (provided)

Volkswagen spokesperson Dirk Ameer has additionally confirmed that the corporate had automobiles onboard.

“We’re conscious of an incident involving a third-party cargo ship transporting Volkswagen Group automobiles throughout the Atlantic. The vessel was on its strategy to North America,” Mr Ameer stated in an announcement.

“Presently, we’re not conscious of any accidents. We’re involved with the transport firm to get extra details about the incident.”

A video launched by the Portuguese Air Drive reveals the daring rescue of the Felicity Ace’s 22-member crew.

A press release from the Portuguese Navy stated that the crew had been safely taken to a lodge in Portugal after the rescue was coordinated by the Ponta Delgada Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre.

The ship is now reported to be floating within the ocean, deserted, as the fireplace quickly spreads.

Japanese-based proprietor of the transport line, Mitsui O.S.Ok. Strains (MOL), are arranging for the vessel to be towed to port.