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