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Log Book Reveals All the Cars That Sank on Felicity Ace

April 07, 2022 Eric Sorensen
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Log Book Reveals All the Cars That Sank on Felicity Ace
Show Notes

It’s been a big year of cargo ship disasters, and so we’ll forgive you if you have a short memory for the individual catastrophes which have befallen global shipping in recent months.

If the name Felicity Ace jogs your memory, that’s probably because the horror of watching a ship catch fire and sink over the course of several days was amplified by its content: the ship was carrying millions of dollars in automobiles.

And we’ve learned a bit recently about exactly which vehicles have settled at the bottom of the ocean. Top Gear has found itself in possession of the manifest log from the Felicity Ace and it turns out there was more on board than the widely reported fleet of brand new luxury models from the likes of Audi, Porsche and Lambhorgini.

According to Top Gear, who admits the ship’s log was difficult to read, there were 561 Volkswagens on the ship, 189 Bentleys, 1,117 Porsches and 85 Lamborghinis… but there were also some seemingly random one-offs.