Cargo Ship Full of Porsches, Volkswagens, Bentleys on Fire in Middle of Atlantic

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Possibly hundreds of Porsches, Volkswagens, Bentleys, and Lamborghinis are marooned on a burning ship in the Atlantic Ocean after the crew abandoned the vessel earlier this week.

According to the real-time data website FleetMon, which tracks ships, the Felicity Ace car carrier vessel’s ownership said that “the vessel has experienced a fire and the Master has taken the prudent decision to abandon the ship. With assistance from commercial ships and helicopter in the area, all 22 crew members have been safely evacuated from the ship.”

None of the 22 sailors were harmed, according to Portugal’s military. The Felicity Ace was on its way from Germany to the United States when the mishap occurred about 90 nautical miles southwest of the Azores Islands in the Atlantic.

According to reports from Bloomberg News, about 3,900 vehicles were on the vessel when it caught fire, including several Lamborghinis.  German outlet Handelsblatt, citing an internal email from Volkswagen USA, reported that Audis, Lamborghinis, Volkswagens, and Porsches were on board.

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