BREAKING: Two Carnival cruise ships collide in Mexico

The Carnival Glory cruise ship is shown docked prior to departure at the Port of Miami in Miami, Fla.
The Carnival Glory cruise ship is shown docked prior to departure at the Port of Miami in Miami, Fla.

Two Carnival cruise ships collided Friday near a port in Cozumel, Mexico, according to officials.

Carnival Glory crashed into Carnival Legend around 8:50 a.m.

One person aboard Carnival Glory sustained minor injuries after passengers had to be evacuated from a dining area, the cruise line said.

Witnesses said the the Glory came close to hitting another ship, a Royal Caribbean cruise liner named Oasis of the Seas.

After the collision, structural damage was visible on one of the ships above the water line. Carnival said damage to the Glory occurred on Decks 3 and 4.

Carnival officials said crews were evaluating the damage to the ships, but  expected both to remain in service.

In a statement issued after the accident, the cruise line said, “Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside. We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship,” carnival said in a statement. “We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel."

Videos on social media show the Glory crashing into Legend as it tried to dock.

Carnival Glory passengers shared photos of the aftermath of the accident on social media.

Some said they received an update from the ship's crew blaming the collision on currents and high winds.

According to reports, Carnival Legend is based out of Tampa, Fla., and Carnival Glory arrived from New Orleans. The Legend was scheduled to return to Tampa Sunday, and the Glory was scheduled to return to port  on Dec. 22.

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