The 130 meter long, 7822 dwt freighter Brielle caught fire while at Ensenada, La Plata, Argentina. The fire started by a crewmen using a cutting torch in the engine room and quickly engulfed the vessel. Local firefighters were called and were able to contain the fire. One crewman perished while another six crew were injured by smoke inhalation. The injured crew were later taken to hospital. The Brielle was loaded with machinery at the time. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.