Heartbreaking! I found this story on e60forums.net and I almost wanted to cry. I still don't know the full details on how this could have happened.
The Courage ship tipped today at the port in Jersey City causing major damage to over 300 BMWs not including 70+ BMWs that were total losses. a majority of the destroyed vehicles were M3s (mostly in dark blue) with a variety of 3ers and 1ers smashed up as well.
A small number of the cars destroyed had German Tourist plates on them, those European delivery customers will NOT be getting their cars back.
If you were expecting your M3 or E90/E92 in the next month, you're going to be in for a sad surprise. those cars that were a total loss will be crushed, I asked a BMW rep, he stated that they will not be auctioned as there is a liability for letting those cars on the road.
The shipping company's insurance is footing the bill, I do not know how they will handle those cars that are already owned by the European Delivery customers. Those cars with light damage will be repaired at the Elizabeth Receiving facility and sold through BMW's dealer network as new cars.
I hope I won't be so unlucky when I will get my car next month. My European Delivery trip is not even over and I already worry about it after seeing this mess.