Saturday, April 13, 2024

Car brands allegedly to blame for famous ship fire

The Volkswagen group has been sued twice because an insurance company believes a Porsche with a lithium ion battery was to blame for 4,000 cars sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Volkswagen group is to blame for the famous fire on board the cargo ship Felicity Ace, which in February 2022 meant that the ship sank to tender in the Atlantic Ocean along with 4,000 cars.

This is the opinion of both the ship's owner, the shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines, and the insurance company Allianz. The parties believe that the fire that ultimately caused the ship to sink started in a Porsche with a lithium ion battery pack.

Bloomberg writes that.

In fact, the Volkswagen group was already sued in the same vein a year ago. But the first trial has been stopped due to attempted mediation between the partners.

READ ALSO: On March 1, a new ban hit all Danish drivers

If the dialogue between the partners does not result in a settlement, the legal proceedings against the Volkswagen group will continue as planned already in late March.

The plaintiffs accuse, among other things, the VW group – and thus Porsche – of having withheld information about the correct handling of cars with lithium ion batteries. Porsche also did not tell about the risk of shipping cars that way, it says.

The fire on board the Felicity Ace meant that 4,000 cars worth more than 142 million euros, equivalent to over 1 billion kroner, were lost.

And not only that. At Lamborghini, where they had actually stopped production of their top model, the assembly lines had to start again. The absolute last copies of the Aventador were simply lost in the accident.

Unfortunately, the fire on board the Felicity Ace is not the last time some cars have gone awry. On Christmas Day 2023, a well-known car factory burned down. According to firefighters on the scene, there was nothing to do. Read more about it here .

Read more news from and the world of cars right here.

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