Thursday, October 6, 2022

Luxury Cars Up In Smoke After Ship Catches Fire

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BBC News:Thousands of Porsche and Volkswagen cars have been abandoned on a cargo ship after it caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean en route to the US.

The ship, named Felicity Ace, was travelling from Emden in Germany before it caught ablaze off the coast of Portugal’s Azores islands.

German newspaper Handelsblatt reported the vessel was carrying 3,965 vehicles, which also included Audis, Lamborghinis and a small number of Bentleys.

The ship’s crew have been rescued.

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Portugal’s navy said no one was hurt by the fire, which broke out on Wednesday, and the 22 crew members were taken to a hotel after the navy, four merchant ships sailing in the area and the Portuguese Air Force completed the evacuation.

“The owner of the ship Felicity Ace is in contact with the logistic agent in order to draw up a plan for the towing of the ship,” the navy said in a statement.

“So far, no source of pollution has been recorded.”

According to Handelsblatt, an internal email from Volkswagen USA stated that the ship was carrying 3,965 vehicles of the VW, Porsche, Audi and Lamborghini brands.

Volkswagen did not confirm the number of cars on board, but Porsche said it had about 1,100 of its models on the ship.

The company said it was “aware of an incident involving a third-party cargo ship transporting Volkswagen Group vehicles across the Atlantic”.

Bentley confirmed that 189 of its cars were also onboard the ship.

“We are working with the shipping company to find out further information,” said a spokesman.

The ship was travelling to a Volkswagen factory in Davisville, Rhode Island, according to the website Marine Traffic.

One customer tweeted to say his Porsche was on board the abandoned ship.

 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Dammit! How long will I now have to wait for my sweet silky smoth bentley to arrive? the one on that ship was already back-ordered. Now I have to start all over again. Oh well will have to put up with driving my garbage two year old Range Rover. Oh how I suffer! Lord help me, lay a hand.

  2. I must remind “honesty” that not all have tiny brains and tiny brains come also come in all colors. The brightest we’ve had, had huge brains as compared to yours. Match them yourself.

    • Honesty is a dishonest hater of Lucia and Lucians, a poser here or maybe base abroad to cause mayhem and maybe mass murder. Maybe they had a Suzanne at one time or that was another of their fake name. Lucians, open your eyes and watch that citizenship for sale thing we getting us more deep in. Play more poor than we are instead of using what God gave our parents and they survive with de little they had and God hand, and see what happen when you sell both your soul and your citizenship for money. And de system not letting nobody in de country know who those new “citizens” is. They cannot tell you if is the person that kill Coman Fevrier that passing as one of us.

  3. That is disappointing I’m sure the companies have enough money to renew them I love these super cars I hope the Lamborghini I odered in there gets replaced soon

  4. The labars in the forum… chas is no longer there. You have the pee ‘‘em you wanted, please let chas go. You’ll are now in guavament ask your leader to lead. Cars got burnt and you just had to mention chas… father help my little tiny brain people

    • Honesty they are your “little tiny brain people”? I thought you say on the other article about Fedee and tourists you are going to look for citizenship somewhere else because Lucians’ IQ too low for you. You pro-Chas foreign racists not too bright at all. It seem the TAG team of murderers and Black people haters only here to create chaos. Since your brain so big and IQ so high can you solve for us why drive-by shooting start after somebody threaten war against Lucia on UWP media? Why two woman and one man get kill in the PM constituency and then same story again in Hillaire constituency. Of course if you’lls from Kanaydah maybe you’lls fooling the proud product of Kanaydah Chas into thinking is foreign experts and advisors for him peple like you and Canadian Superstar are. You keep insulting us jus like Canadian Superstar that escaping justice from you’lls country, you’lls come here and bamboozle Chas. Maybe he give you’lls citizenship for free and try to erase it from de servers quick quick after UWP lose de elections. I hear de reason why you’lls on Hilaire back and want to keep that range rover story going (instead of the murder and mayhem you’lls inciting) is to keep him and Looshans distracted so nobody will look into that citizenship for sale or free gift to “advisors” mess Chas get us in. Play like you’lls want to be here for God, country, and people when you’lls just demonic Black people haters looking to dominate and recolonize. Bye Felicia, time you hop on your citizen tourism boat and go look for another fool leader and small country to ride and insult they people so you’lls can feel superior. And take your co-ploter, cereal slayer Canadian Superstar with you. You’lls just here for the ruction and to make Lucia and Lucians look bad.

  5. oh shit i hope you guys have insurance to pay the guys back thats millions of dollars just gone up in smoke its rather unfortunate that all these Lamborghinis got damaged those guys in the US must be so sad cause right now the prices of those vehicles have gone up over a hundred thousand USD of their normal price but at the end of the day its just material stuff

  6. False news, only two vehicles were onboard, the Range Rover headed back to it’s rightful place, UK with all the supporting documents, and one 1994 Toyota Corolla for Dale Elliott – Bumper to Bumper.

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