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RMS Titanic protected by UNESCO

Yesterday we reported that the wreck of the Britanic will be turned into an underwater museum, while today we have interesting information about its more famous brother – the Titanic. Well, one of the most famous shipwrecks, after 100 years since its sinking, will come under the wings of UNESCO. Because the colossus, which originated
Published: April 11, 2012 - 08:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 05:54
RMS Titanic protected by UNESCO

Yesterday we reported that the wreck of the Britanic will be turned into an underwater museum, while today we have interesting information about its more famous brother – the Titanic. Well, one of the most famous shipwrecks, after 100 years since its sinking, will come under the wings of UNESCO.

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Because the colossus, which originated in the British Isles, sank in international waters, it was not protected. Now the situation will change, on the basis of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage Underwater.

“From now on, all those who commit destruction, robbery or sale of objects fished from the wreck will be able to be held criminally responsible. All necessary efforts will be made to protect the wreck and ensure the dignified treatment of human remains,” we can read in the UNESCO statement.

RMS Titanic sank near Newfoundland on her maiden voyage on the night of 14/15 April 1912. On that fateful night 1,514 passengers perished in the icy waters and the liner ended its journey at a depth of almost 4,000m.

” The sinking of the Titanic, is anchored in the human consciousness and I am delighted that it will be protected under the UNESCO International Convention” – said Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.

” However, there are still many other wrecks that need protection. They are all archaeological sites and have historical value. In addition, they are memorials to the tragedy of many people and must therefore be treated with respect. We will not tolerate looting being carried out on the world’s cultural heritage,” Bokova added after a moment.

Source: www.ottawacitizen.com

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