Two Carnival Cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning.
What We Know:
- “Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement. According to them, the collision caused damage to at least one of the ships and at least six people reported injuries.
- Initially, only one person reported a minor injury while a group was being evacuated from the dining room from the ship’s decks 3 and 4. But the cruise line said that since its preliminary evaluation, six guests with minor injuries “have presented themselves to the Carnival Glory medical center for evaluation”.
- Makenna Morris, 21, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was on the fourth deck of the Carnival Legend snapping photos when she noticed the Carnival Glory moving toward her ship. She said that as the Carnival Glory approached, she could hear passengers screaming as they prepared for the impact. “They ran into us and I was like ‘holy crap’,” Morris said. “The whole dining hall caved in and shattered.”
- A video of the collision can be viewed below:
- Despite the damages, which all seemed to be above the water line, Carnival says they don’t anticipate the collision to affect their travel plans. “There is no impact to the ships’ itineraries,” the Carnival spokesperson says. “We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”
They have advised passengers to spend the day ashore in Cozumel.