Photos show Felicity Ace, the burning freighter loaded with luxury cars, smoking at sea

  • Photos show the Felicity Ace, a freighter carrying thousands of cars, on fire in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The huge boat caught fire on Wednesday near Portugal. The 22 crew members were rescued by the Portuguese Navy.

  • The ship was carrying around 4,000 cars from the Volkswagen factory in Germany to the United States.

Felicity’s ace, a freighter carrying cars from Germany to the United States, which caught fire near Portugal earlier this week, is still burning in the Atlantic Ocean.

Photos released by Reuters on Friday show the ship is still laden with thousands of cars that will not reach their owners.

The huge ship was evacuated by the Portuguese Navy on Wednesday, saving all 22 crew on board.

The ship was heading to Rhode Island from Emden, Germany, where there is a Volkswagen factory, with thousands of cars in tow.

The 650-foot-long vessel was carrying nearly 4,000 cars built by the German Volkswagen Group in North America, including a YouTuber’s brand new Porsche.

The ship, Felicity Ace, which was traveling from Emden, Germany, where Volkswagen has a factory, to Davisville, in the US state of Rhode Island, burned more than 100 km from the Azores islands, Portugal, on February 18 2022.Reuters

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Volkswagen and Porsche confirmed to Insider that they are looking into what was wrong and how the fire started.

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The ship, Felicity Ace, which was traveling from Emden, Germany, where Volkswagen has a factory, to Davisville, in the US state of Rhode Island, burned more than 100 km from the Azores islands, Portugal, on February 18 2022.Reuters

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The automakers said it’s too early to determine if any of the vehicles can be salvaged and what the next steps are, but the boat remained ablaze Friday, with little hope for the cars on board.

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The ship, Felicity Ace, which was traveling from Emden, Germany, where Volkswagen has a factory, to Davisville, in the US state of Rhode Island, burned more than 100 km from the Azores islands, Portugal, on February 18 2022.Reuters

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