The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-01-29

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 186 (S.8)

PROTECTION OF WRECKS
The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 1999

Made
29th January 1999

Laid before Parliament
1st February 1999

Coming into force
22nd February 1999

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 and objects contained or formerly contained within the vessel which may be lying on the sea bed in or near the wreck, the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference and having consulted such persons as he considers appropriate in accordance with section 1(4) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 1(1) and (2) of that Act and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 22nd February 1999.

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 is in position Latitude 56° 02.407' North, Longitude 03° 14.856' West.

(2) The area within a distance of 100 metres of the site identified in paragraph (1) above (but excluding any area above high water mark of ordinary spring tides) is designated as a restricted area.

Calum MacDonald
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
29th January 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order identifies the site in the Firth of Forth of what is thought to be a wreck of a vessel and on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel and its cargo the Order designates an area 100 metres around the site as a restricted area so as to protect the site from unauthorised interference.
The restricted area does not include any part of the designated area which is above the high water mark of ordinary spring tides.

(1)
1973 c. 33.
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