The ‘Felicity Ace’, was transporting roughly 4,000 cars, including 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys,
by Victor Tangermann
“The cars are electric and part of the fire is the batteries that are still burning.”
A giant cargo ship carrying luxury cars, including numerous Porsches, lit on fire last week and forced the crew of 22 members to evacuate in the Atlantic ocean.
And as it turns out, a “large number” of the cars are electric,which is greatly complicating firefighting efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports — though it’s still unclear if their lithium-ion batteries were the source of the fire.
“The cars are electric and part of the fire is the batteries that are still burning,” a spokesman for salvage company Royal Boskalis Westminster NV told the newspaper.
The news — yet another setback for the already ailing car industry — goes to show that transporting massive and highly flammable batteries…
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