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New passenger video of Carnival cruise ship collision

PortandTerminal.com, December 20, 2019

COZUMEL, MEXICO – The Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend collided Friday morning while in port at Cozumel, Mexico, leaving one passenger injured. The slow-moving collision was caught on video by many onlookers.

Eyewitness video of the aftermath shows a portion of the Carnival Glory’s deck was left crushed after the crash.

Newly available video taken by Wendy Brewer, a passenger onboard one of the vessels, shows the collision from her perspective.

Video (no sound) taken by Wendy Brewer shows the crash from a passenger perspective onboard the Carnival Glory
Video credit: Makenna Morris

Surprisingly, given what appears to be significant damage to Glory’s deck, it does not appear that either cruise liner’s itinerary will be affected by the crash. All damage to both ships does appear to be above the water-line.

Photo showing the damage to the upper decks of the Carnival Glory cruise ship following a crash with another cruise ship in Cozumel
Damage to the Carnival Glory’s deck

Carnival describes the incident as an allision (an allision is a nautical term used to describe when a moving ship collides with a stationary ship) between the two ships; the Carnival Glory was, “maneuvering to dock,” and hit the Carnival Legend, which was already docked.

“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship,” Carnival Cruises’ told CNN in a statement.

Carnival Legend is based out of Tampa and Carnival Glory is based out of New Orleans. According to Carnival’s website, the Glory is 952 feet long and can carry as many as 2,980 passengers, while the Legend can carry 2,124.

The company says one guest sustained a minor injury as guests were being evacuated from the dining room on decks 3 and 4, according to the company.

 The Legend is scheduled to return to Tampa, Florida, on Sunday morning.

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