New Casualty – Felicity Ace – Vehicle Carrier – Fire & Adrift

Incident Date:    16th February 2022

Vessel:                FELICITY ACE

IMO No.              9293911

Type:                   Vehicle Carrier

Incident:             Fire & Adrift


We have learned of an incident involving the vessel FELICITY ACE, a Panama flag, 60,118gt, 2005 built, vehicle carrier, which suffered a fire on board in the Atlantic Ocean 16th February 2022.

The vessel was believed to be carrying up to 4,000 vehicles, including brand new Porsche and VW cars, when she caught fire whilst en-route from Germany to the USA.

The 22 crew have been safely rescued and the vessel is now drifting whilst vessel owners and professional Salvors try and save the vessel.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of securities, arranging surveys, adjusting any potential losses &/or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us. As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett

France – Marie-Laure Mirrione

Europe – John Jackson

Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai

Singapore – Paul Sansom

USA – Charles Droll

Australia – Niall Orr

If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

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