Saturday 15 September 2018

HMS Victory to be Preserved, Treasure Hunters to Keep Away

Breaking: UK Government denies the Maritime Heritage Foundation and its contractor Odyssey Marine Exploration permission to salvage the 1744 wreck HMSVictory. The Maritime Heritage Foundation has ninety days from 5 September to withdraw marine licence application or have it terminated. In a blow to would be treasure hunters in UK waters, or hunting UK ships, the Government decides the HMSVictory 1744 wreck site will be preserved in situ in accordance with UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage as per its stated policy.
More here: 'UK Government Denies Maritime Heritage Foundation/OMEX Permission to Slavage HMS Victory 1744'. The Pipelne September 16, 2018
This has been going on a long time. Here are a few of my earlier posts on HMS Victory: Monday, 2 February 2009Sunday, 6 May 2012Sunday, 27 October 2013 Monday, 2 February 2015,  Thursday, 5 March 2015Friday, 17 July 2015
Hat tip Andy Brockman

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