A fire broke out, on Wednesday morning, in the hold of the ship Felicity Ice, which left Emden (Germany) on February 10 to reach Davisville (Rhode Island).
According to the newspaper New York times, Who inquired about a site specializing in navigationAnd The cargo ship was about 300 km from Terceira Island in the Azores (Portugal Island Territory) when Portuguese forces intervened to evacuate the crew.
No rescuers or crew members were injured during this operation. “Highly qualified and physically demanding”During which a helicopter flew the survivors to the neighboring Portuguese island of Faial.
In a press release, a spokeswoman for Porsche Cars North America said 1,100 vehicles of the company were on board, but the fate of the cars is unknown. I encouraged customers worried about their car to contact their dealer…
Drive, an automotive website, said the Volkswagen Group estimated nearly 4,000 vehicles were on board, including 189 Bentleys.
It is impossible to know at the moment what percentage of the cargo ship’s 60,000 tonnage is in stock, nor what the authorities intend to do with the damaged ship. The shipping company could not be reached immediately.
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The fire comes amid tighter supply chains due to the pandemic.
Matt Farah, car lover and editor smoking picturesSince August, he’s been waiting for his metallic Boxster Spyder 2022, about $123,000 that he’s allotted:“Best sports car ever”.
The man unfortunately received disappointing news: “I just got a call from my dealer. My car is now floating aimlessly, possibly on fire, in the middle of the ocean.” Mr. Farah said a Porsche representative confirmed his car was on the boat, and apologized for the inconvenience.
“That was yesterday, and I haven’t heard from you since.”commented on Thursday. “I’m glad no one was hurt in the fire and everyone is fine, which is the most important thing. I’m sure that no matter what happens, Porsche will do what it needs for its customers.”