Car Carrier ‘Felicity Ace’ On Fire For 5 Days

MOL Ship Management (Singapore) Update: The situation regarding the Felicity Ace, car carrier, which is still assumed to remain on fire south of the Azores drifting further away from the islands. Currently, there is no oil leakage confirmed from the vessel, which remains stable.

Felicity-Ace fire
Image Credits: Marinha Portuguesa

Two large tugs with firefighting equipment will arrive on the site today Feb 21 AM local time and will start spraying water to Felicity Ace together with the patrol boat with the initial salvage team onboard already onsite to cool down the heat from the vessel.

Arrival of the Two large tugs will enable to assist the vessel from drifting away and join the monitoring of the vessel with the Portuguese navy 24 hours.

Felicity-Ace on fire
Image Credits: Marinha Portuguesa

The additional salvage craft with firefighting equipment is set to arrive from Rotterdam with ETA delayed to February 26. Together with the all relevant parties, MOL is making every effort to contain the damage and resolve the situation as soon as possible.

Vessel Details & Ownership/Management Details

  • Vessel Name: FELICITY ACE
  • Vessel Type: Vehicle Carrier
  • Flag: Panama
  • Year of Build: 2005
  • Gross Tonnage: 60118
  • DWT: 17738
  • Owner: Snowscape Car Carriers S.A. (100% owned by MOL)
  • Operator: MOL
  • Shipmanager: MOL Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Flagstate: Panama

Reference: Felicity Ace Information Centre


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