VIDEO: Felicity Ace sinks with nearly 4,000 luxury cars in the Atlantic Ocean

On Tuesday, a cargo ship referred to as Felicity Ace with nearly 4,000 luxury cars sank in the Atlantic Ocean, two weeks after reviews that the vessel caught fireplace, The Independent has reported.

All 22 crew members had been rescued with the assist of helicopters and industrial ships as the fireplace continued to burn for days.

The Felicity Ace vessel was carrying $401m price of cars, together with Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini fashions.

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VIDEO: Felicity Ace sinks

The Felicity Ace vessel sank close to the Azores Islands at round 9 am native time, based on a assertion from its operator. 

“The vessel sank on March 1 around 9AM local time around 220nm off the Azores after having suffered a list to starboard side,” Singapore-based operator MOL Ship Management stated in the assertion.

“When the vessel sank, there was a small oil slick seen in the water. We will continue to monitor the situation of the area.”

In their assertion, the operator added they may present extra data when it turns into out there.

The cargo ship caught fireplace on February sixteenth and all 22 crew members had been instantly evacuated and brought ashore.

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The Felicity Ace vessel was on passage from Germany to the United States and was carrying round 2,200 tons of gasoline, 2,200 tons of oil, in addition to different supplies equivalent to plastics and metallic elements. 

The ship was additionally transporting nearly 4,000 luxury cars, which included Lamborghini, Bentley and Porsche fashions.

Around 200 Bentleys and an unconfirmed variety of Audi fashions had been on board. A Porsche spokesperson advised Insider that round 1,100 of the firm’s cars had been additionally on the ship.

Statement from Portuguese Navy

As reported by Bloomberg, the Portuguese Navy stated in an emailed assertion the space the ship sank was 3,000 meters (9,842 toes) deep.

The Navy stated they found “some debris and a small stain of oily waste” on the website the vessel sank.

“The weather was pretty rough out there,” MOL Ship Management’s spokesperson Pat Adamson advised the outlet. “And then she sank, which was a surprise.”

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