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Diver dies during Costa Concordia salvage works

Published on Feb 2, 2014 6:02 AM
 

ROME (REUTERS) - A Spanish diver died on Saturday during work to salvage the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which capsized off the Italian island of Giglio two years ago, the company in charge of the salvage work said.

The diver worked for the Spanish company UCS (Underwater Contractors Spain) and was involved in an underwater operation when the incident occurred, an official at Titan Micoperi said.

Further details were not available.

The 114,500-tonne vessel hit rocks on Jan 13, 2012, killing 32 people. It was hauled upright in a complex "parbuckling" operation in September but still rests where it capsized, just outside the holiday island's small port.

 
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