The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 4) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-10-23

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2536

PROTECTION OF WRECKS
The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 4) Order 1997

Made
23rd October 1997

Laid before Parliament
24th October 1997

Coming into force
24th October 1997

The Secretary of State, being satisfied that the site identified in article 2 of this Order is, or may prove to be, the site of a vessel lying wrecked on or in the sea bed and that, on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel, the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference, and that the case is one in which an Order should be made as a matter of immediate urgency, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 1(1), (2) and (4) and section 3(2) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby orders as follows:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 4) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 24th October 1997.

Identification of site and designation of restricted area

2.—(1) The site where a vessel lies, or is supposed to lie, wrecked on or in the sea bed and in respect of which this Order is made is in position Latitude 50° 12'.696 North, Longitude 03° 44'.679 West.

(2) The area within a distance of 250 metres of that position, but excluding any part of that area which lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides, shall be a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

Mark Fisher
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
23rd October 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order designates as a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 an area off Salcombe, Devon, around the site of what is thought to be a wreck of a vessel which is of historic and archeological importance.

(1)
1973 c. 33.
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