Titan Micoperi sadly announces that a diver from the Consortium passed away after an accident occurred during underwater operations in progress under the wreck.
The salvage contractors add that the diver, of Spanish nationality, 41 years old, was involved in the operations aimed at preparing the wreck for the installation of the sponsons on the starboard side.
He was immediately assisted by his 'stand-by diver", and was transferred to the operative headquarter where he was assisted by the medical and paramedical staff of the Consortium and, immediately after, by emergency medical staff who arrived on site according to the existing emergency plan.
The accident is being investigated by competent authorities.
In related news, Costa Crociere say they have organized psychological support for the Titan Micoperi dive team members who are deeply shocked by the fatal accident. Two psychologists specialized in post traumatic events from the Spanish association of psychologists have reached Giglio Island, In addition a psychologist from Costa's care team is also supporting the lost diver's family members.