While discharging her cargo of 12,000 tonnes of fuel oil
at Buenos Aires on June 28, 1984,
the Agentinian motor tanker Perito Moreno
broke in two following explosions and fire.
Flaming oil spread onto the water of the South Dock area,
burning some of the nearby docks.
Six crewmen were reported to have been lost.
The original blast was reportedly caused by a workman's blowtorch,
while intermittant subsequent explosions occurred on the wreck
until the blaze was eventually brought under control on July 11.