Bloomberg reported that 3,965 Volkswagen AG vehicles were shipped, referring to Volkswagen’s US operations internal email.
A Volkswagen cargo ship carrying thousands of luxury cars from the Volkswagen Group, including Porsche, Lamborghini and Audi, caught fire on the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday afternoon. When the crew of 22 were successfully evacuated, the cargo ship was left in the ocean unmanned and unmanned.
When the ship named Felicity Ace was traveling to the port of Davisville in the US state of Rhode Island, a shipwreck occurred. The Portuguese Navy and Air Force personnel have taken the crew to a local hotel, which has been deployed to assist in the rescue effort, the news agency Bloomberg Navy said in a statement.
According to the email, more than 100 cars deemed to be at risk, such as the GTI, Golf R and ID.4, went to Port of Houston, Texas.
Porsche spokesman Luke Vandezande said the company had estimated its 1,100 vehicles were among those on Felicity Ace at the time of the fire. He said his automobile dealers were contacting customers who were affected by the incident.
“Our immediate thoughts are comforting that the crew of 22 of the merchant vessel Felicity Ace are safe and healthy,” Vandezande said.
Some customers have expressed their frustration on social networking sites. Twitter users have reported that their custom-spec Porsche Baxter Spyder is among the exit merchandise. The standard models of the vehicle start at about $ 99,650.
A spokesman for the US branch of Lamborghini declined to comment on the number or types of cars on board, but said they were in touch with the shipping company to get more information on the incident.
This is not the first time manufacturers have lost goods at sea. When Grande America caught fire in 2019, more than 2,000 luxury cars, including Audi and Porsche, sank.
Which cars are in Felicity Ace?
As reported widely in the mainstream media, the ship is capable of carrying more than 18,700 tonnes of cargo and is full of luxury cars including brands such as Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Audi.
Who owns Felicity Ace?
Snowscape Car Carriers
What cars are on the fiery ship?
A major cargo ship filled with luxury cars – from porches to Addis to Bentlis
How many cars are on the fiery ship?
It is not clear how much of the 650-foot, 60,000-ton cargo ship’s inventory is lost in the fire and how the authorities favor the affected ship. The Volkswagen Group estimates that around 4,000 vehicles, including 189 Bentleys, are on board, the automotive website The Drive reported.
With agency inputs, Bloomberg,