ORLANDO, Fla. — Cruise ship Carnival Glory struck Carnival Legend and nearly hit Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday, as seen in video posted by a passenger on board one of the ships.
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The Carnival Glory cruises off the coast of Florida.
Matthew Bruin posted the video to his Twitter account showing the Carnival Cruise Line ship as its starboard side of the ship near the stern plowed into the bow of Carnival Legend.
The video was taken from Oasis of the Seas and passengers in the video can be heard concerned that the Carnival ship would also strike the Royal Caribbean ship, although it did not.
Damage to Carnival Glory was visible, but Carnival Cruise Line said both ships should be able to continue sailing.
“Carnival Glory had an allision with Carnival Legend this morning in Cozumel,” the cruise line said in a statement. “Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside. We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”
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The Carnival Legend.
Christian Maxey, a passenger on Carnival Glory, took images of the damage after the incident and began posting them to his Twitter account. By the afternoon, the first crane had been brought in to help clear debris.
The cruise line has been in communication with the passengers of both ships.
“We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel,” the cruise line stated. It had initially reported one injury of a passenger who was evacuated from the dining area on Deck 3 and 4 where the impact took place, but later revised that to six injuries of passengers who reported to the infirmary after the incident.
Carnival Legend sails from Tampa while Carnival Glory sails from New Orleans. Oasis of the Seas sails out of Miami.
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