Fire on cargo ship carrying luxury cars subsides
A fire on the Felicity Ace, a cargo ship carrying luxury cars that is adrift in the mid-Atlantic, subsided Tuesday after burning for about six days, according to AP.
Why it matters: The ship, which was destined for Rhode Island but caught fire off the coast of Portugal's Azores Islands, is expected to be towed to the Bahamas.
The big picture: It's not yet clear what sparked the fire on the cargo deck where the vehicles were stowed, but the lithium-ion batteries in some of the cars kept the fire alive and greatly complicated firefighters' suppression efforts.
- A Portuguese official told AP that there is currently no risk of pollution stemming from the fire or from the fuel and oil aboard the ship.
- The ship's 22 crew members were evacuated last week.