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A cargo of Porsches catches fire in the Atlantic, no cars bound for Australia are affected

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.



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