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Statutory Instruments

1989 No. 2294

PROTECTION OF WRECKS

The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No.2) Order 1989

Made

6th December 1989

Laid before Parliament

13th December 1989

Coming into force

3rd January 1990

The Secretary of State for Transport 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 the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference, after consulting with the persons referred to in section 1(4) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 1(1), (2) and (4) of that Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby orders as follows:–

1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation No.2) Order 1989 and shall come into force on 3rd January 1990.

2.—(1) The site where a vessel lies, or is supposed to lie, wrecked on or in the sea bed, and in respect of which this Order is made, is in position Latitude 51° 11.03' North, Longitude 04° 38.78' West.

(2) The area within a distance of 50 metres of that position shall be a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Patrick McLoughlin

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Transport

6th December 1989

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates as a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 an area off the island of Lundy, North Devon, round the site of what is thought to be the wreck of a vessel which is of historical and archaeological importance.

No part of the restricted area lies above high water mark of ordinary spring tide.