You’d be forgiven for missing the news that the cargo ship Grande America sank last week. The container vessel, carrying several tons of acid, caught fire in the Bay of Biscay near France before sinking in 15,000ft waters.
Along with its more volatile payload, the Grimaldi Lines ship was also taking cars from Hamburg to Casablanca in Morocco. There were some 2,210 motors on board, including 1,298 new vehicles from German manufacturers like Audi.
However, it was also carrying 37 cars from