UK’s Victory Wreck

Date: 14/12/2009



The
US salvage company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, dropped its claim to
an English Channel wreck now confirmed to be that of the 18










th


century’s impressive warship,




HMS
Victory




,
which carried gold bullion and coins. Salvaging the wreck would be
going against guidelines of the Annex of the UNESCO Convention on the
Protection of Underwater Heritage. Britain has endorsed the Annex
which bans salvage for profit, even salvage per se, unless a site is
under threat.

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