Carnival ships bump in Port of Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating how two cruise ships bumped into each other in the Port of Key West.

Officials say the Carnival Imagination was already berthed and the Carnival Fantasy was in the process of mooring Tuesday morning when the vessels struck stern to stern. Both vessels sustained minor cosmetic damage.

The Coast Guard says no injuries, pollution or structural damage occurred during the collision.

In accordance with Coast Guard policy, ship personnel in safety-sensitive positions were being tested for drug and alcohol use.

A Carnival Cruise Lines statement confirmed the incident. The company reports that the Carnival Fantasy was on a six-day cruise from Charleston, S.C., and the Carnival Imagination was on a four-day cruise from Miami.

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