Around 2,500 Volkswagen Group vehicles are adrift and on fire in the middle of the world’s second largest ocean.
No Porsche cars ordered by Australia were damaged in a high-profile ship fire on the Atlantic Ocean overnight, To drive understand.
the Felicity As – a 200m long vehicle carrier built in 2005 – was transporting around 2,500 Volkswagen Group cars from Germany to North America, when a fire broke out.
All 22 crew members were safely evacuated, but the boat remained ablaze and adrift Thursday evening (AEST).
The status of its cargo – which includes Porsche vehicles and likely also includes a range of Audis, Bentleys and Volkswagens – is yet to be confirmed.
“We are aware of an incident involving a third-party freighter carrying Volkswagen Group vehicles across the Atlantic… there were no Porsche vehicles bound for Australia on this vessel,” a spokesperson said. from Porsche Australia. To drive.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.