Israel Moreno Franco




Age: 42


Summary: Spanish salvage diver from the marine engineering company Underwater Contractors Spain (UCS) based in Cadiz, Spain who became the first person to die in the line of work on the salvage operation of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia since the luxury cruise liner hit rocks off the holiday island of Giglio, Italy and sank on January 13, 2012 killing 32 passengers and crew members on board after initial reports said he apparently gashed his leg on an underwater metal sheet and bled to death while preparing the wreck for removal as part of a team involved in attaching 30 huge flotation tanks on the side of the 114,500-tone vessel in a bid to lift it off the sea bed, in which two workers have been previously injured at the shipyard dealing with the wreckage site in what will be the largest maritime salvage operation in history (and was expected to cost 496 million by the time the ship is removed in June 2014).



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an underwater accident


Born: circa 1972


Died: February 1, 2014


Location: Orbetello, Tuscany, Italy