Ship carrying luxury cars sinks near Azores Islands after burning for weeks – theguardian
Authorities fear that thousands of tons of fuel carried onboard could leak and pollute the ocean
The merchant ship Felicity Ace was carrying cars worth millions of dollars as well as thousands of tons of fuel and oil. Photograph: Staff and agencies in Lisbon 2/3/22
An abandoned ship carrying an estimated $401m (£295m) worth of cars, including Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini models, has sunk nearly two weeks after a fire broke out onboard.
The Felicity Ace sank on Tuesday about 400 kilometers (250 miles) off Portugal’s Azores Islands as it was being towed, MOL Ship Management in Singapore said in a statement. A salvage team had put out the fire which had burned for days, fueled by lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles onboard.