Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
Already a ship has sunk
Fire hazard: First shipping company bans electric cars on ferries
A Norwegian shipping company bans electric cars on its ferries. According to a risk analysis, the risk of fire from such vehicles is too great. An ocean liner recently sank because of it.
The listed Norwegian shipping company Havila has banned electric, hybrid and hydrogen cars from its ferries. After a risk analysis, it was concluded that the risk to the safety of the shipping fleet was too great. If a car catches fire, the fire can no longer be extinguished. [That’s why firefighters are starting to refuse to go near accident sites where electric cars are involved, or try to find a towing service that will tow them to the scrap-yard afterwards, and that scrap-yard owner is most likely going to refuse to accept that car in any case. They are unstable bombs on wheels. At least that’s what I was told by an old school friend, who’s a firefighter, a few years back.]
The risks for ships from the transport of electric cars have been discussed since the Felicity Ace sank off the Azores last February. E-vehicles on board had caught fire. The fire could not be extinguished. Finally, the huge ship sank with thousands of electric cars and Porsche or Bentley vehicles.
E-cars are a danger for ship passengers
According to a report by the TradeWinds shipping news service, Havila shipping company boss Bent Martini said the risk analysis showed that the fire in an electric car required a particularly complex rescue operation. The crew on board could not afford the risk. Passengers would also be at risk. This is different for vehicles with combustion engines. A possible fire is usually easy to fight by the crew.
After the Felicity Ace sank, Greenpeace also warned against e-cars on ships: “In general, electronic components and especially electric vehicles pose a risk for every transport,” it said at the time.
The shipping company Havila travels the so-called mail ship route along the coast of northern Norway. The tours are important for Scandinavian passenger and cargo traffic and are also very popular with holidaymakers.
Afterword from the translator:
How do you make the most money? Well, from the stupidity of the others, of course!
Everyone who didn’t pay attention in physics or forgot that our battery technology is over a hundred years old, with only minimal improvements, will soon have a lot of “joy” with their electric cars. Such a battery does not last more than five to seven years if you’re lucky, and it hasn’t burned out already in the meantime. Total loss in both cases. No sympathy for those self-righteous imbeciles who let themselves be burned again because they buy into each and every mainstream narrative that is been placed before them.