The Carnival Glory and the Carnival Legend collided this morning at the port in Cozumel, causing extensive damage to the starboard side of the stern of the Glory.
The Carnival Glory then appeared to come close to striking the moored Oasis of the Seas, according to a passenger who was in port who wishes to remain anonymous. The passenger sent the videos below.
Several other passengers also posted videos of the incident on Twitter, including this video posted by @BruinMatthew:
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
The videos below were taken by a passenger at the port in Cozumel who wishes to remain anonymous:
There is no public information regarding whether there were injuries to any guests or crew members.
Carnival issued a press statement which states in part:
“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”
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December 21, 2019 Update: Carnival Cruise Line says that the incident was caused by “spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents.”
The master of the cruise ship, Pero Grubjesic, wrote to the guests on the ship saying “once again, we apologize for the disruption this may have caused. We will be extending a US$100, per stateroom, onboard credit to your Sail & Sign account.”
Video credit: Top – @BruinMatthew via Twitter; middle and bottom – anonymous passenger.
Photograph credits – top – anonymous passenger; bottom – anonymous crew member.