Officials say the fire on a cargo ship carrying thousands of luxury cars was extinguished a week after it broke out, but they are not sure when the crew will reach the cargo.
The news comes a day after Portuguese naval officials were informed The Wall Street Journal Troubled weather delayed the arrival of reinforcements to the Felicity ACE, which transports Audi, Bentley and Porsche cars. On Tuesday, a comment from the Navy confirmed that visible smoke and fire on the cargo ship had disappeared.
“There are no more visible fire points, no more smoke,” Joao Manuel Mendes Cabesas, captain of the nearest Portuguese sea port on Faial Island in the Azores, told the newspaper. “The temperature inside the ship is still high, but at least the crew can be on the main deck.”
Mendez-Cabecas said that although the interior of the ship is still hot, firefighters from SMIT Salvage, the Dutch company that contracted to rescue the ship, plan to stabilize the ship and address the condition of the vehicles.
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On February 16, the 650-foot, 60,000-ton freighter carrying thousands of luxury cars, including 1,000 Porsches, Bentleys and Audis, was left floating across the Atlantic Ocean after it caught fire near Terceira Island in Portugal’s Azores islands. Island lands.
The ship departed from Emden, Germany on February 10 and was due to arrive in Davisville, Rhode Island, on Wednesday before a fire broke out. The 22 crew members were safely ejected from the burning ship via helicopter, as shown in a Video.
Farah died The Smoking Tire Editor, Tweet He’s been waiting for his frozen 2022 metal Boxster Spyder, valued at around $123,000, since August. Then, on Wednesday, he received news from the agency that his car may have caught fire while drifting in the ocean. On February 17, he said his Porsche dealership had promised to keep him updated while they dealt with the situation.
Farah tweeted on February 17: “Odds are it’s a new build and we hope you don’t have to wait another 8 months.”
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