Fire broke out onboard the car carrier Felicity Ace, with all 22 crew being evacuated successfully.

The fire ripped through one of the ship’s cargo decks while it was crossing the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores.

The Portuguese navy and four merchant ships took part in the rescue of the vessel which was midway through a voyage taking German cars from Emden to Rhode Island when the blaze began.

The crew of the Felicity Ace left the ship on a lifeboat and were picked up by Resilient Warrior, a tanker operated by Greek company Polembros Shipping

The drifting car carrier will be towed to the nearest shelter, while no details on how the fire broke out have been revealed yet.

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Source: Safety4sea

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