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Thousands of Cars Including Audis, Porsches Adrift on Burning Cargo Ship

Volkswagen Group vehicles destined for the U.S. were left aboard Felicity Ace, which is roughly the size of three football fields.

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Burning Ship Full of Luxury Cars Is Drifting in the Atlantic
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The Felicity Ace, a massive cargo ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen Group vehicles, caught fire near the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday afternoon.

The Panama-flagged ship’s 22 crewmembers were evacuated and taken to a local hotel by the Portuguese Navy and Air Force, who were deployed to help with the rescue effort, according to a statement from the Navy. The ship itself was left unmanned and adrift.