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Carnival Cruise ship collision in Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by JFS, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Eyegore

    Eyegore Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Keyboard
    Should've put a fender out. I hope there were no serious injuries.
  2. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
    Looks like a ship's Captain is going to have an unexpected career change. On the bright side, he's a lock for the Joseph Hazelwood hall-of-fame
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  3. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    I wonder if anyone was in one of those cabins that got nailed on the damaged ship? Can you imagine sitting there, when all of a sudden, your outer wall tears open with a scream of rending metal and maybe some mass barges in?

    Wonder if somebody's getting a free future cruise?
    Lorenzoid likes this.
  4. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
    I may be wrong but I believe the Cozumel "Pilot" docks all cruise ships. They board just before the board dock.
    Dave Dillehay likes this.
  5. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
    Scourge of the earth....
    RyanT, rick00001967 and Christi like this.
  6. formernuke

    formernuke Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New England
    I'm not sure about cruise ships or cozumel but usually the ships captain is responsible for EVERYTHING that happens even if he or she had no control over it.
  7. WetInPortland

    WetInPortland Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico
    The deck plans show the two decks most heavily affected are the main dining room (two levels with atrium). Fortunately, the one injury reported so far was minor and apparently occurred as guests were evacuating the dining rooms. I have to wonder about the staterooms below - the external hull doesn't appear to be damaged, but I wonder about internally? And this being Christmas week, the ship isn't likely to have any extra rooms available if anyone is displaced.
    Brodydog likes this.
  8. robint

    robint Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    drrich2... the area damaged is the aft dining room, 2 stories tall with large windows. Looks like that is the only real damage. Directly below that is the Comedy Club, maybe some damage there from impact, broken fixtures, etc.
    As far as free future cruises, I am betting Carnival will give everyone onboard a credit of some sort, possibly a full refund for cruise or free future cruise.

    Wind is crazy for all boats, but a big ship is like a sail in the wind when it blows across it. It can be hard to dock when sudden gusts of wind are blowing you INTO the pier.
    doogisar and drrich2 like this.
  9. drl

    drl Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
    According to news reports (ABC, Time) it was the dining room. One passenger sustained a minor injury during the evacuation of the dining room. Passengers were encouraged to spend the day ashore, probably so they could clean up the mess.
  10. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    wind wasn't THAT bad this morning to affect a cruise ship docking - we've had much worse - it was only 10mph north wind this morning - this is what they get for trying to bring too many ships in at one time. Glad there were no serious injuries (that we know of).

    Local Govt. mentality:
    "Oh no, not enough room for the ships, build another pier!"

    Reasonable solution: "NO, tell them, sorry, we're full today - CAP the number of cruise ships per day."

    Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely DESPISE the cruise ship industry?

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