Lisbon, Portugal (AP) – A fire aboard a huge road transport vehicle drifting in the mid-Atlantic is extinguishing.
A Portuguese naval officer said on Tuesday that the huge ship was expected to be towed to the Bahamas.
The fire on “Felicity Ace” has been burning for six days near the Azores of Portugal.
Last week, a Portuguese Air Force helicopter evacuated 22 crew members.
Two ocean-going tugs with firefighting equipment doused the hull of the vessel to cool it.
The chief of the port on the Azores Fayal says the cause of the fire is unknown. However, suspicions fell on lithium batteries in electric vehicles that Felicity Ace was transporting from Germany to the United States.
According to NPRFelicity Ace was heading to Davisville, RI before catching fire.
The Associated Press reported that the fire occurred on the cargo deck where the vehicles were, but where exactly on the ship is unknown due to too much smoke.
Drive it is estimated that there were an estimated 4,000 vehicles in the vehicle, including 1,100 Porsches and about 200 Bentleys.