The crew of a cargo ship carrying luxurious autos 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 a lot of luxurious autos, together with Porsches and Volkswagens, from Emden in Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island.

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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 autos.

Chatting with CNN Enterprise final week, Porsche confirmed a lot of its autos have been on board the burning vessel and mentioned that the shoppers have been now being contacted by their sellers.

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 method to North America,” Mr Ameer mentioned in a press release.

“Right now, 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.

An announcement from the Portuguese Navy mentioned 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 hearth quickly spreads.

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

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