(CMR) Two Carnival cruise ships reportedly collided earlier this morning near the port of Cozumel, Mexico. Reports on social media say that the Carnival Glory and Carnival Carnival Legend collided around 8:50 am Friday morning. Passengers in the area have posted videos of the accident on various social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
Images show serious damage to the Carnival Glory, but all damage appeared to be significantly above the water line, based on images posted on social media. Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas have said the ship began to drift towards them before sailing away from the port. It is not clear if there are any injuries or what caused the incident. In fact, it was not immediately clear if the other ship involved in the incident sustained any damage.
The Port of Cozumel is busy today with eight ships (from various cruise lines) scheduled to dock there today. The Carnival Glory was scheduled to officially dock in the port at 10 am. The Carnival Glory has a passenger occupancy of about 2,900 people. The ship left its homeport in New Orleans on Sunday (December 15) for a 7-night cruise, and it is scheduled to return this upcoming Sunday (December 22).
This is a developing story. We'll have more details when they are made available.