Ship Carrying 1,100 Porsches and Other Luxury Cars Is Burning and Adrift

A mammoth cargo ship believed to be carrying thousands of vehicles including 1,100 Porsches was on fire and drifting off the coast of the Azores on Thursday after its 22 crew members were rescued from the vessel.

The fire broke out on Wednesday morning in the cargo hold of the ship, called the Felicity Ace, which had departed from Emden, Germany, on Feb. 10 and was scheduled to arrive in the port of Davisville, R.I., on Wednesday, according to a ship tracking website.

The ship was about 200 miles from Terceira Island in the Azores, the Portuguese island territory,