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Rolls-Royce Confirms a ‘Small Number’ of Vehicles on Burned Out Fremantle Highway

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August 2, 2023

By Wilfried Eckl-Dorna (Bloomberg) —

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce has a small number of its exclusive cars aboard the ship that went up in flames off the Dutch coast a week ago.

The maker of €500,000 luxury vehicles is informing affected clients personally, a spokesperson said Wednesday in an email. While both BMW and Mercedes-Benz Group AG confirmed they have several hundred cars on the Fremantle Highway, neither have offered specific breakdowns by brand or model.

The ship’s operator disclosed last week that a total of 3,783 cars and construction vehicles are on board. Smoke cleared from the vessel on Tuesday, indicating the fire may have ceased, and Dutch authorities ultimately want to tow it to a port.

–With assistance from Tsuyoshi Inajima.

© 2023 Bloomberg L.P.

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