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A large freighter is adrift in the middle of the Atlantic without a crew

LISBON, Portugal — A large cargo ship was drifting near the mid-Atlantic islands of the Azores on Thursday after its 22 crew members were evacuated due to a fire on board, the Portuguese Navy said.

Shipping in the area was warned that the 200-meter-long (650-foot-long) Felicity Ace, carrying a cargo of vehicles, was adrift, said Portuguese Navy spokesman Cmdr. said José Sousa Luís.

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