A cargo ship carrying Porsche and Volkswagen cars has caught fire. While crossing the Atlantic Ocean near Faial Island in the Azores, Felicity Ace, a 6,400 CEU car carrier operated by Japanese shipping giant MOL, caught fire.
The ship rang the alarm on February 16 when a fire broke out in one of the cargo decks, according to the Portuguese Navy. The navy dispatched rescue teams that included the patrol ship NRP Setbal and four cargo ships that were passing through the area.
The mission also included the participation of the Portuguese Air Force.
According to the official statement, there is currently no pollution outbreak, and logistics assistance is working on a towing plan. The navy also verified that all 22 crew members were evacuated and that no serious injuries were reported. The accident’s cause will be examined.
On February 10th, the cargo ship Felicity Ace departed Emden, Germany. On the 23rd of February, it was projected to arrive in Davisville, Rhode Island.
Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., a Japanese shipbuilding company, completed the 200-meter vessel in 2005. The ship has a carrying capacity of 17,700 tonnes, according to Vessels Value, and is currently traveling under the Panamanian flag.