Two Carnival ships collided Friday in Cozumel, Mexico, in the Caribbean.
Carnival describes the incident as an allision between the two ships. An allision is a nautical term used to describe when a moving ship collides with a stationary object,such as another ship. The Carnival Glory was “maneuvering to dock,” and hit the Carnival Legend. High winds were a factor. The stern was crushed on the Carnival Glory – a vessel 952ft (290m) long. “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 added that the ship itineraries were not affected. The Glory has some damage, but it will be repaired shortly.
“We will do a deep investigation on this,” Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold W. Donald told media. “We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel,” Chelsea Stromfeld, a spokeswoman for the cruise line, told. Carnival Glory was built by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone shipyard and was ﬂoated out on July 2003. In February and March 2017, the ship received a new “WaterWorks” feature, along with renovations of additional areas aboard the ship.