Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the Port of Cozumel, Mexico on Friday.
ABC Action News has learned the Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend, which departed from Tampa on December 15.
The collision happened around 8:50 a.m. local time.
Passengers have started posting video showing major damage to the Carnival Glory.
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 Carnival Legend was supposed to return to Tampa on Sunday. The Carnival Glory is based in New Orleans.
In a statement, Carnival told ABC Action News the Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend, which was already alongside.
The cruise line later sent the following statement:
Carnival Glory had an allision with Carnival Legend this morning in Cozumel. Carnival Glory was in the process of docking when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already docked.
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.
Since our initial assessment, six guests with minor injuries have presented themselves to the Carnival Glory medical center for evaluation.
Carnival is currently assessing the damage to both ships.
"The crash wasn't too bad," Carnival Legend passenger Mary Anne McKinley told CNN. "Just felt like a big wave crashing into the ship."
Carnival Glory passenger Maddison Haynes described the crash similarly.
"Last night we experienced some major motion on the boat so this morning we assumed something similar was happening," Haynes told CNN. "We felt a jolt and didn't really think anything of it."
Carnival Legend Itinerary
|Dec 15||Depart Tampa|
|Dec 16||Fun Day at Sea|
|Dec 17||Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands|
|Dec 18||Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan|
|Dec 20||Cozumel, Mexico|
|Dec 21||Fun Day at Sea|
|Dec 22||Return to Tampa|
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