Divers Apprehended at Protected Site

Date: 1/6/2011

Ministry of Defence Police intercepted divers at a protected wreck site off South Devon (UK) and confiscated artefacts found aboard their boat. The divers were over the wreck of the 17th century British warship HMS Coronation, off Penlee Point bordering Plymouth Sound. The interception comes after the launch of the Alliance to Reduce Crimes Against Heritage (ARCH), which covers sites designated as protected under national legislation.

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