Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Cruise ships CARNIVAL GLORY and CARNIVAL LEGEND collision

Carnival cruise ships CARNIVAL GLORY and CARNIVAL LEGEND collided early in the morning Dec 20 in Cozumel, Mexico. Both ships seem to be under way at the time of collision, maneuvering to berth. Both ships sustained damages, CARNIVAL GLORY looking like damaged most. Both were berthed after collision, and as 1830 UTC Dec 20, remained berthed.

Cruise ship CARNIVAL GLORY, IMO 9198367, GT 110000, built 2003, flag Panama, operator Carnival Cruise Lines, capacity 2980, crew 1150.

Cruise ship CARNIVAL LEGEND, IMO 9224726, GT 88500, built 2002, flag Malta, operator Carnival Cruise Lines, capacity 2124, crew 930.

My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.

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