Rolls-Royce confirms that one of its luxury cars was damaged in a cargo ship fire and has communicated with the customer

Rolls-Royce confirms car damage in ship fire, communicated with customer

【phoneauto News】Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous luxury car brands in the world. Each car is a carefully crafted piece of art, with a price tag of up to 500,000 euros. However, last week, this car manufacturer encountered an unfortunate accident. Several of its cars were loaded onto a cargo ship that caught fire, and they may have been burned or damaged.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The cargo ship named “Fremantle Highway” caught fire near the Dutch coast on July 25th, resulting in the death of one crew member and several others jumping into the sea to escape. It is reported that there were a total of 3,783 cars on board the ship, including 498 electric cars, including various new energy models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The cause of the fire is still unclear, but some speculate that it may have been triggered by one of the electric cars, which then quickly spread to other vehicles.

Rolls-Royce has not disclosed the exact number of cars loaded on this cargo ship, but they have stated that they have started contacting potentially affected customers. A Rolls-Royce spokesperson told Bloomberg, “We are communicating with customers who may have lost their vehicles and providing the support we can offer.”

Burning ship

According to the rescue company Boskalis, there are approximately 800 cars on board the cargo ship that have not been damaged. However, the specific numbers can only be determined after the rescue operation officially begins. Currently, the cargo ship has been towed to a port in the Netherlands over the weekend and is being inspected and handled by professionals.

Boskalis CEO Peter A M Berdowski said, “The fire started from the top few decks. We believe the situation on the eighth deck is very bad. Some decks have completely collapsed and are severely damaged. We don’t know the source of the fire. However, I believe that all experts who have knowledge on this topic agree that transporting electric vehicles carries additional risks.”

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