Cargo Ship Catches Fire at Corpus Christi

Photo courtesy Corpus Christie Fire Department
Photo courtesy Corpus Christie Fire Department

A general cargo ship has caught fire while moored at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, with the extent of the fire currently unknown.

The fire broke out just before 3 p.m., according to local reports. Photos show smoke billowing from the ships cargo holds.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department is currently on scene. According to a Facebook update from the fire department, it appears that wooden supports below deck used to support the cargo is what is burning. The ship is located at cargo dock 9, the fire department says.

The vessel appears to be the Liberian-flagged MV Antonio.

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