Cargo Ship Burns, Forcing Crew to Abandon Ship

A 656-foot-long cargo ship, the Felicity Ace, which is a roll-on/roll-off car-carrying ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean. It was carrying cargo, including luxury cars such as Porsches and Volkswagens. The ship was en route from Germany to Rhode Island. ⁠At the time the ship caught fire, it was sailing 90 nautical miles southwest of Portugal’s Azores, according to a statement by the Portuguese Navy. The fire spread and forced the 22 crew members onboard to abandon ship. As it burned, its owners arranged for it to be towed to port. Registered to Panama, the Felicity Ace is operated by Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).