The Felicity Ace in happier times, safe at port in the Netherlands. (Image/Felicity Ace photo 3 by AlfvanBeem | CC0 1.0)

If you’ve turned on the news lately, you may have heard about the Felicity Ace, a cargo ship that’s caught fire and is drifting crewless in the mid-Atlantic near the Azores archipelago.

Thankfully everyone on board was rescued and uninjured. But the same can’t be said for the Felicity Ace’s cargo—which includes a fleet of new automobiles from the Volkswagen Auto Group.

We’re not just talking Jettas and Golfs here either. On the cargo manifest you’ll see names like Porsche, Audi, and Bentley too. And the total number of cars onboard stretches into the thousands.

News outlets are reporting that the Felicity Ace will be towed to safe harbor, even as fires continue to burn onboard. The cause of the blaze has not been confirmed.

The Felicity Ace departed the port of Emden, Germany bound for Rhode Island in the United States. VW hasn’t revealed how this incident could impact its new North American car sales.

Or if you’re not in the market for a new Porsche, you could always LS Swap a G-Series.

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