There were no injuries and no damage following a brief collision between the freight ferry Katama and a Vineyard lobster boat on Wednesday afternoon, the Steamship Authority said in a statement.

In an e-mail to the Gazette Thursday morning, SSA general manager Wayne Lamson wrote:

“At approximately 1525, the M/V Katama was en route to Woods Hole from Vineyard Haven on a westerly course with a flood tide near buoy 26 off Nobska Point. The Katama crew observed a lobster-style boat abaft the starboard beam approaching at a high speed headed in a southerly direction down Vineyard Sound. As the vessel approached from the starboard side, it appeared they would pass ahead of the Katama. The Katama started to slow down and eventually was all stopped, sounding the danger signal and backing when the lobster boat struck the starboard side. The lobster boat glanced off the Katama and continued down Vineyard Sound. At no time did the lobster boat acknowledge any radio traffic from the Katama or stop to ensure the safety of both vessels. There were no injuries and no damage to the Katama.”

Tisbury harbor master Jay Wilbur said the lobster boat, the 35-foot Mirage, is owned by Glenn Pachico of Vineyard Haven. Mr. Pachico was in the boat at the time of the collision. Mr. Wilbur said the Coast Guard is investigating the incident.