MEXICO CITY: 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 towards the 294-metre (963-foot) Legend, then making impact with a loud boom.

The Legend’s massive bow then scraped along the back of the Glory, leaving the tip of the other ship’s stern a mangled jumble of wreckage.

“Carnival Glory was in the process of docking when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already docked,” the company said in a statement.

Published in Dawn, December 22nd, 2019