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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cargo Ship Collides with Barge in Corpus Christi Harbor

October 30, 2015

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. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by 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. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Gordon Bellinger)

An allision between a 480-foot cargo ship and barge occurred Thursday night in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor. The U.S. Coast Guard and state and local partners are responding.
 
The Coast Guard launched a Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat and crew after receiving a call reporting the allision between the U.S.-flagged bulk carrier Ocean Freedom owned by Intermarine and a moored barge owned by Kirby Inland Marine at 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
 
A man from the scene went to Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline due to possible knee injury, the Coast guard said.
 
At the time of the allision, the barge was not loaded and the cargo ship was carrying steel. No pollution has been reported.
 
The Coast guard said a marine investigator, marine inspector and pollution responder crews are also on scene.
 
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
 
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