Two Carnival cruise ships — the ironically named Glory and Legend — collided in this morning in Mexico.
CNN reports at least one passenger is injured.
Watch this video of the accident:
Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port. #FoxNews #RoyalCaribbean #CarnivalLegend #CarnivalGlory #OasisoftheSeas pic.twitter.com/5ITBCfz99L
— Matthew Bruin (@BruinMatthew) December 20, 2019
“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship,” Carnival told CNN.
Carnival describes the incident as an allision between the two ships. An allision is a nautical term used to describe when a moving ship collides with a stationary object,such as another ship. The Carnival Glory was “maneuvering to dock,” and hit the Carnival Legend, which was already docked, the cruise line said.
— Paul P. Murphy, CNN
One ship announced to passengers that currents caused the crash. The other said high winds were partly to blame.
The incident apparently will not affect either ship’s itinerary. “Carnival says they’ve told guests to enjoy their day ashore,” Mr. Murphy reports.
This certainly brings to mind the MSC Opera and NCL Epic incidents in San Juan. You may also recall that René recently blogged about his first (and only) Carnival cruise.
Featured image: Sydney, Australia – December 09, 2018: The ocean cruise liner Carnival Legend is docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay. Photo credit: ©iStock.com/Scottshotz.
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