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Photos show Felicity Ace, the burning cargo ship loaded with luxury cars, smouldering at sea

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The ship, Felicity Ace, which was traveling from Emden, Germany, where Volkswagen has a factory, to Davisville, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, burns more than 100 km from the Azores islands, Portugal, February 18, 2022.
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  • Photos show the Felicity Ace, a cargo ship carrying thousands of cars, ablaze in the Atlantic Ocean. 
  • The massive boat caught fire on Wednesday near Portugal. All 22 crew members were rescued by the Portuguese Navy. 
  • The ship was transporting about 4,000 cars from Volkswagen's factory in Germany to the US.
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The Felicity Ace, a cargo ship carrying cars from Germany to the US, that caught on fire near Portugal earlier this week is still ablaze in the Atlantic Ocean.

Photos released by Reuters on Friday show that the ship is still loaded with thousands of cars that won't make it to their owners. 

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

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

The 200-metre-long ship was carrying nearly 4,000 cars built by Germany's Volkswagen Group to North America, including one influencer's brand new Porsche.

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

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

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

Source: Insider 

The carmakers said it is too soon to determine whether any of the vehicles can be salvaged and what next steps are, but the boat remains ablaze Friday, with little hope for the cars on board.

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

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