At least six passengers have been injured in a dramatic crash between two huge Carnival cruise ships in Mexico, where shocked onlookers filmed the low-speed collision.
In a statement, the company said that the Carnival Glory vessel collided with the Carnival Legend near a Cozumel resort as the Glory maneuvered to dock and accidentally “made contact” with the Legend that was motionless alongside it.
Video footage from several sources shows the 952-feet-long Glory inching towards the Legend for several seconds before the rear of its starboard side brushes the Legend’s stern.
Upon impact, the Glory drags along the Legend’s stern for 20 seconds, slowly cutting open a massive gash on the rear of the Glory.
“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. “We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”
Initially, there was only one reported minor injury of a Carnival Glory guest that occurred when a group was being evacuated from the dining room of one 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.”
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