On October 17,2006, an explosion occured at PEMEX's Quetzacoatl tanker.
The incident occurred while the contracting company, Lopez Garcia SA,
was repairing the loading crane of the ship at the Pajaritos Terminal
in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
The tanker was not in operation and was not loaded with any fuel.
The explosion was caused by a spark
that had contact with gas residuals in the ventilation system
of the tanker.
Seven people were killed in this incident.