ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Porsche EV battery blamed for ship fire in Mitsui O.S.K. lawsuit

$32m in damages sought for 2022 sinking of car carrier Felicity Ace

The Felicity Ace carrier had nearly 4,000 cars onboard when it caught fire in February 2022.   © AP

FRANKFURT/TOKYO -- Japanese marine shipping group O.S.K. Lines has filed a lawsuit against Porsche, blaming an electric-vehicle battery for a fire that sank a car carrier two years ago.

The Felicity Ace, operated by Mitsui O.S.K., caught fire and sank near the Azores in February 2022.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more