The US Coast Guard and state and local partners responded to an allision between a ship and barge in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor (Texas) on Thursday (Oct 29) at 10:30 p.m. local time.

Ship and barge collide in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, Texas

Image: U.S. Coast Guard / Petty Officer 1st Class Gordon Bellinger

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call reporting the allision between the Ocean Freedom, a 480-foot cargo ship, and a barge owned by Kirby Inland Marine that was moored.

They launched a Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat and crew shortly after, as well as a marine investigator, marine inspector and pollution responder crews.

A man from the scene went to Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline due to possible knee injury.

No pollution has been reported. The barge was not loaded and the cargo ship was carrying steel.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.