A manifest from the freighter Felicity Ace revealed exactly which cars were lost when the ship caught fire and eventually sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
The ship made headlines because of the impressive cars it had on board when the fire broke out in February, with $30 million worth of Bentleys and hundreds of Porsches among the transport that was lost in the sea.
Insurance risk analysts at Russell Group MD later estimated that the goods on the ship were worth around $438m (£322m), of which $400m (£290m) was worth assumed to come from cars alone.
A manifest for the ship now reveals all of the Felicity Ace contained in its cargo, uncovering more than the luxury cars we were previously told about.
In addition to Bentleys, Porsches and Lamborghinis, the ship carried industrial equipment such as a self-propelled mower, seven winches and nearly 220,000 pounds of used tractors.
Also suffering from the sad fate of the Felicity Ace were five Volkswagen ID.4s, marked as “test” vehicles, one “test” Volkswagen Taigo, 83 Volkswagen Golf, 50 Audi Q3, three Audi A4 Cabrio, 44 Audi A5 Sportback, 10 Audi A5 Coupes, 34 Audi E-Trons and 9 Audi E-Tron Sportback.
The manifesto continued with Porsches listed under factory names, rather than models, revealing 126 Porsche ‘Bratislava’s, 23 Porsche ‘Zuffenhausen 85’s, 25 Porsche ‘Zuffenhausen’s without numbers and 19 Porsche ‘Leipzig 62’s.
The lost luxury didn’t end there, for when it finally succumbed to the sea, the freighter took with it three Bentley Continental Flying Spurs, six Bentley Continental GTs, 12 Bentley Continental GTCs, 12 Bentley Bentaygas, five Lamborghinis Huracans, six Lamborghini Aventadors and 10 Lamborghini Urus.
Other vehicles appeared to be privately owned rather than shipped from the manufacturer, as noted by Jalopnik. They included a 2015 Porsche Cayenne, 2015 Ford Mustang, 2014 Kia Soul, 2018 Nissan Versa Note, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, 2007 BMW 750I, and 1996 Honda Prelude.
Efforts to salvage the freighter were halted when the Felicity Ace sank on March 1, with the Portuguese Navy explaining that the vessel “lost stability and sank approximately 25 nautical miles outside the limits of Portugal’s Exclusive Economic Zone ” during the towing process which began on February 24.
All 22 crew on board the ship when it caught fire were evacuated using commercial vessels and helicopters.