There are currently 62 wreck sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 around the coast of the United Kingdom; 47 of these sites are within England’s coastal waters. The diversity of Protected Wreck Sites indicates the wealth of maritime information preserved under the sea and around the coast of the UK. These sites provide a valuable source of evidence for a wide range of past activities, and not just of those on or in the sea.
These guidelines are intended to support individuals or groups wishing to access and/or develop projects on wreck sites designated under Section 1 of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 in the English Territorial Sea.
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