Felicity Ace being towed to safe location

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Salvage crews boarded the Felicity Ace merchant ship that caught fire with a cargo of luxury Porsche , Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, and the ship is now under tow to a safe location off the Portuguese Azores archipelago.  The 60,000-ton Panama-flagged ship carrying about 4,000 of the world’s most-expensive car models, including electric vehicles, caught fire off Portugal’s Azores islands last week and burned intensely for days. Two large firefighting capable tugboats from Gibraltar sprayed the ship’s exterior to cool it down and weaken the blaze. The cause of the fire is still unknown and insurance exports are estimating losses of US$155 million. The 22-member crew was rescued without injury after abandoning the burning ship.

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