Even though they are rare, cruise ship accidents do happen from time to time. In late December 2019, two Carnival cruise ships collided in Cozumel, Mexico.
Read on to learn more about the horrific incident.
A Carnival cruise ship that was attempting to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, in late December, collided with another Carnival cruise liner that was already docked. As a result, six passengers were left with injuries and were treated at the Carnival Glory’s medical center.
Several news outlets have reported that the Carnival Glory was coming to port so it could dock when it struck a smaller ship, the Carnival Legend, which had already been docked.
When one moving ship collides with another that is docked, it is called an “allision” in nautical terms.
The reason why the ships collided isn’t readily apparent. Investigators will consider several factors to determine why the ships made contact. The following elements will be taken into consideration regarding the investigation:
- The mooring plan for the Carnival Glory
- The role that wind and weather may have played
- Any issues with the engine that could be to blame
- What was happening at the ship’s controls
The damage to either ship was not great enough to cause them not to leave the Cozumel port again. Neither ships’ itinerary was disrupted as a result of the accident.
One passenger on board the Carnival Glory had this to say about the incident: “It’s been a weird cruise.”
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