A Burning Cargo Ship Full of Porsches, Bentleys & Audis Is Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

If you’re waiting on your custom ordered, brand new Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi or Volkswagen to arrive from Germany, you might have to wait, because a cargo ship carrying up to 4,000 cars is adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.

But, it doesn’t have anything to do with jammed ports.

On Wednesday, a FIRE broke out onboard and it was serious enough that the Portuguese navy rescued all 22 crew members.  (Here’s video of the rescue.)

The cargo ship, which is named “The Felicity Ace,” is now completely abandoned, and is just floating aimlessly through the Atlantic.

And, yes, it’s still ON FIRE!

A spokesperson for Porsche says it’s unclear what happened, what the “next steps” are and what the status of the cars onboard is.

Although from the photos, it doesn’t look good. (Here’s a photo from yesterday.)

Many of the Porsches in the shipment were special orders that customers have been waiting to receive.

TheDrive.com says there were also 189 Bentleys on the ship, along with Audis, Volkswagen and possibly even some Lamborghinis.


(Car and Driver / The Drive)

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