It's the story of The Titanic all over again - only this time, its main victim was our ocean...
A cargo ship carrying thousands of cars sank near the coast of France over a week ago. Some of Porche's most popular models were among those that literally hit rock bottom. Audi was affected, too. The damage was worth billions of dollars!
Luckily, the heroes of the story, the Royal Navy, happened to be nearby at the time of the fire, and they came to the crew's rescue. Working for hours in the middle of the night, they managed to save everyone. However, most of them had experienced smoke poisoning, while others required medical attention.
The fuel that spilled from the sinking cargo contaminated the ocean and atmosphere with hydrochloric and sulphuric acid. Environmental groups are planning to file a criminal complaint about the damage it caused.
Meanwhile, some found the story quite funny.
The Italian ship was carrying around two-thousand cars.Around thirty-six of them were Porches, Daily Mail reports. And not one survived the fire.
The cargo ship sank near the Atlantic coast of France.
The ship sank on Tuesday 12th March.
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