What do you call a giant ship full of Porsches and Bentleys on fire?

Discussion in 'Luxury and Lifestyle' started by Pekelo, Feb 22, 2022.

  1. Pekelo


    Maritime Law bitches!!! Arrgh!!!

    A ship full of luxury cars worth of 334MM caught on fire 4 days ago and the crew abandoned it. By maritime law, whoever boards the ship is entitled to a % of the leftover.

    Current status:


    "it carried around 4,000 vehicles, including Porsches, Volkswagens, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Audis from Emden, Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island. All 22 crew members on board safely abandoned ship after the fire began to spread.

    captain João Mendes Cabeças told the Portuguese news agency Lusa that “the fire had subsided in recent hours,” thanks to a lack of materials left to blaze through."

    Anybody wants to rent a helicopter with me?

    By the way if you wondered what fueled the fire, it was the EVs:

    " the fire was being kept alive by the lithium-ion batteries of the electric cars on board, with flames edging closer and closer to the fuel tanks of the ship."
  2. Overnight


    EVs. The way of the FUTURE!
  3. vanzandt


    What do you call a giant ship full of Porsches and Bentleys on fire?

    >>>>> Flame-buoyant?

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  4. Overnight


  5. maxinger


    and that was with brand new EV batteries.
    I'd presume the battery met the high European quality standard.

    Soon you will hear high-rise buildings on fire due to EVs.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2022
  6. Pekelo


    Speaking of modern maritime law:

    "The Alraigo Incident occurred on 6th June 1983, when a lost British Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighter aircraft landed on the deck of a Spanish container ship. ... Four days later, the Alraigo arrived at Santa Cruz de Tenerife with the Sea Harrier still perched on its container. The event received widespread media coverage. The aircraft was salvageable, and the ship's crew and owners were awarded £570,000 compensation."

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  7. virtusa


    EV : Explosive Vehicles :D
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  8. Pekelo


  9. mlawson71


    I don't suppose they can salvage the cars?
  10. Overnight


    Um, no. You ever see what saltwater does to metal? Besides, it would probably cost more money to try to totally rehab the cars and all their components, than to just build a replacement.
    #10     Mar 15, 2022