According to the report, an abandoned cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean with 3,965 vehicles, nearly a quarter of them by luxury carmaker Porsche. bloomberg,
The brand has 1,100 cars onboard called the Felicity Ace, as well as vehicles from the Volkswagen Group, which also includes cars from Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini, in addition to those with their own brands.
With it the size of three football fields, freighter Felicity Ace issued the first warning sign Wednesday morning (16) reporting the fire.
According to the Portuguese Navy, 22 crew members abandoned the ship and did not require medical attention.
Felicity Ace left Germany for a port in the United States in Rhode Island, but had problems before reaching her destination.
Volkswagen tries to fix the ship.
The fire comes during a tough time for automakers as they grapple with global semiconductor shortages, driving up car prices and slashing sales in the region.