Ship and barge allide in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor

The Ocean Freedom, a 480-foot cargo ship, is connected to a moored Kirby Inland Marine barge after a collision in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gordon Bellinger)

The Ocean Freedom, a 480-foot cargo ship, is connected to a moored Kirby Inland Marine barge after a collision in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gordon Bellinger)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and state and local partners responded to an allision between a ship and barge in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday at 10:30 p.m.

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

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