Mazda's U.S. sales are up this year, but its sailors are having problems.
A ship carrying at least 4,700 Mazdas to U.S. and Canadian dealers flipped onto its side last week about 240 miles south of Alaska in the Pacific Ocean. The cause of the problem is unclear.
As of last week the freighter Cougar Ace remained listing badly to port with the keel and propeller out of the water. The U.S. Coast Guard says the ship does not appear to be sinking.
And how about the Mazda 3s and CX-7s on board? A Mazda spokesman was not able to comment on their condition.
Authorities rescued the ship's 23 crew members. The only injury was a broken leg.
The Cougar Ace's operator, Mitsui O.S.K Ltd., said the vessel will be towed to a port for possible recovery.