Carnival Glory on Friday has collided another ship in the fleet, Carnival Legend during a port of call at Cozumel, Mexico, in the western Caribbean. While the ship was maneuvering in port this morning the aft of the ship crashed into Legend, which was already securely docked.
The collision caused extensive damage to Carnival Glory. While maneuvering, the vessel also was very near to striking Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, which was also docked nearby at a different pier. The incident was caught on camera by passengers onboard different ships.
Damage was done to the bow of Carnival Legend, which is a Spirit-class vessel, and Carnival Cruise Line has stated that one person has been injured when a group of passengers in Carnival Glory’s Deck 3 and 4 aft dining room were evacuated.
Carnival Cruise Line has released a statement and on social media, the cruise line has confirmed the next scheduled sailings for both ships will go ahead.
We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship. We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel.
The 110,000 gross ton Carnival Glory is currently sailing a 7-day western Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans, and the 88,500 gross ton Carnival Legend is sailing a week-long voyage out of Tampa, Florida.
Guests are being told by Carnival Cruise to enjoy their day in Cozumel while crews are assessing the damage done. Thankfully, as the damage is above the waterline, both ships remain seaworthy.
A total of eight cruise ships are calling in Cozumel on Saturday including Carnival Glory, Carnival Legend, Oasis of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Dawn, Costa Luminosa, and Regal Princess.
This is not the first time two cruise ships from the same cruise line have collided in port. Two Holland America ships hit each other at the Port of Vancouver in May 2019 and in February 2019 two MSC cruise ships collided at the Port of Buenos Aires.
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