Cargo ship carrying Porches and Lamborghinis sunk in Atlantic Ocean

Written by Daniel Andzhurov – March 03, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

The ship "Felicity Ace," which was carrying 4,000 cars of the German Volkswagen, sank in the Atlantic Ocean, burning and abandoned by its crew. The fire broke out on board on February 16th near the Azores, Portugal and the crew was evacuated on the same day.

According to the Portuguese authorities and Volkswagen, the ship sank in the ocean during its withdrawal.

The 200-meter cargo ship was traveling from Emden, Germany to Davisville, USA, when a fire broke out on board for unknown reasons. Possible cause: defective batteries of electric vehicles.

Experts estimate the damage at more than $440 million. There were VW models on board the cargo ship, but also luxury cars from Bentley, Lamborghini, and Porsche. Among the fleet, there were four 911 GT2RS units ordered by Brazilian customers, and the company has said that it will reproduce those to match the originally defined specifications.

Auto Trendy’s take:

As some people on the internet say, ship happens. And this one is big! Automotive manufacturers will suffer the effects of financial losses and bad reputation as customers will have their orders delayed. On top of that, an incident like this might be harmful to the environment and more specifically to the ocean. To give you an idea of the amplitude of this danger, the “Felicity Ace” ship was carrying approximately 2,200 tons of fuel and 2,200 tons of oil. We, at Auto Trendy, hope that the cleanest solution will be found for the situation soon.