1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 18th July 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 18 July 2002: see above.

2 Identification of site and designation of restricted area

2Identification of site and designation of restricted area

(1)    The site in respect of which this Order is made is hereby identified as the site where the Bonhomme Richard may lie wrecked on the sea bed at Latitude 54° 11.502' North, Longitude 000° 13.481' West.

(2)    The area within a distance of 300 metres of Latitude 54° 11.502' North, Longitude 000° 13. 481' West, but excluding any part of that area which lies above high water mark of ordinary spring tides, shall be a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 18 July 2002: see art 1.

Signature

Tessa Blackstone

Minister of State,

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

17th July 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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 the area within a distance of 300 metres from the site which is believed to be the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, which the Secretary of State is satisfied ought to be protected, as a matter of immediate urgency, from unauthorised interference on account of its historical, archaeological or artistic importance.

The position given by the co-ordination in Article 2(1) of the Order is based on datum WGS 84.