Fire breaks out aboard car carrier FELICITY ACE; Ship abandoned

Car carrier FELICITY ACE (IMO: 9293911) reported a fire in the morning of Feb 16, 2022, while sailing through the Atlantic in one of the cargo decks. The ship was on its way to North Kingstown (Davisville), USA, from Emden, Germany. Soon after issuing the distress signal, the ship was reportedly no longer under control.

The entire crew of 22 crew members was evacuated from the ship and transported to Faial island via helicopter. The Portuguese Navy has deployed a warship monitoring the drift of the abandoned ship.