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The crew of a cargo ship carrying luxurious autos has needed to be rescued after a hearth 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 quite a few luxurious autos, 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 house wanted for a thousand autos. Chatting with CNN Enterprise final week, Porsche confirmed quite a few its autos had been on board the burning vessel and stated that the purchasers had been now being contacted by their sellers. Volkswagen spokesperson Dirk Ameer has additionally confirmed that the corporate had autos onboard. “We’re conscious of an incident involving a third-party cargo ship transporting Volkswagen Group autos throughout the Atlantic. The vessel was on its technique to North America,” Mr Ameer stated in an announcement. “At the moment, we’re not conscious of any accidents. We’re involved with the delivery firm to get extra details about the incident.” A video launched by the Portuguese Air Drive exhibits the daring rescue of the Felicity Ace’s 22-member crew. An announcement from the Portuguese Navy stated that the crew had been safely taken to a resort 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 hearth quickly spreads. Japanese-based proprietor of the delivery line, Mitsui O.S.Ok. Traces (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 autos has needed to be rescued after a hearth 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 quite a few luxurious autos, 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 house wanted for a thousand autos.

Chatting with CNN Enterprise final week, Porsche confirmed quite a few its autos had been on board the burning vessel and stated that the purchasers 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 autos. Image: Portuguese Navy (provided)

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

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

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

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

An announcement from the Portuguese Navy stated that the crew had been safely taken to a resort 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 hearth quickly spreads.

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