Felicity Ace cargo ship carrying supercars sinks
Lamborghinis and Porsches onboard a cargo ship certain for the USA is now on the backside of the Atlantic ocean.
Based on the most recent replace, the ‘Felicity Ace’ has sunk off the coast of Portugal. It’s mentioned that the vessel began itemizing on its starboard facet whereas salvage crews have been attempting to tow it to security.
The ship, certain for Rhode Island, had left Germany on February 10. It was carrying round 4,000 VW Group vehicles, together with the Lamborghini Urus, Aventador and Huracan. There have been Porsches, Audis and Bentleys onboard as properly.
Based on media studies, the incident got here to gentle when the ship transmitted a misery sign. It’s mentioned that fireplace broke out in one of many cargo decks. It introduced “not below command” because the bridge misplaced management of the vessel shortly after. The Portuguese Navy and different service provider ships within the space rushed to the scene and rescued the 22 crewmembers.
The Felicity Ace was inbuilt 2005. It has a capability of 17,738 tons and might carry round 4,000 automobiles. In 2019, an analogous automotive service with over 4,000 automobiles onboard had capsized off the coast of Georgia.
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