Jarring footage shows two Carnival cruise ships collide off coast of Mexico

Staff writer

Two Carnival cruise ships collided off the coast of Mexico on Friday morning in a jarring incident that left at least one person injured.

The Carnival Glory and the Carnival Legend came together while near a port in Cozumel, the company confirmed in a statement.

"Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside," the cruise liner said.

"We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship. We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel."

Photos of the vessels shared on Twitter reveal certain damage to the Carnival Glory.

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Carnival said the one known passenger to sustain "minor" injuries was hurt while evacuating the dining room on decks three and four of the Carnival Glory.

The Carnival Glory is 952 feet long and can hold 2,980 passengers at capacity, with 1,150 crew members on board, according to the company's website. The Carnival Legend is a mildly bigger ship at 963 feet long. It can hold 2,124 passengers at capacity, with 930 crew members on board.