Two cruise ships belonging to the Carnival Corporation, the cruise line partnering with the Cayman Islands Government over the proposed controversial cruise project here, crashed in Mexican waters just before 9am Friday. The Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory collided in high winds as they were docking at the berthing facility in Cozumel. The Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas narrowly missed being hit in what could have been a cruise ship pile-up.
Six people were injured on Friday when two enormous cruise ships operated by US-based Carnival collided off Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the company said.
“Oh my God!” a man can be heard saying in a dramatic video of the Carnival Glory crashing into the Carnival Legend as it docked at the popular island resort of Cozumel.
“Someone could have died!” he said.
Videos posted online show the 290-metre (952-foot) Glory slowly arcing through the azure water off Cozumel toward the 294-metre (963-foot) Legend, then making impact with a loud boom.
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