EV Suspected Source of Cargo Ship Fire that Killed 1

Credit: Dutch coast guard.

An electric car being transported by a cargo ship is the suspected source of a fire that broke out on the ship late July 25, the Dutch coast guard said.

Reuters reported the fire forced several of the 23 crewmembers to jump from the ship. Some were injured and one was killed.

The ship, the Fremantle Highway, was off the northern tip of the Netherlands when the fire started. It was carrying 2,857 cars from Germany to Egypt, 25 of which were electric.

A coast guard spokesperson said the ship was still burning when the news was reported July 26. A Dutch news source reported it had been towed out of shipping lanes.

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