Titanic to receive UNESCO protection

Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Admin

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On April 15th, the sunken wreck of the Titanic will be 100 years old, qualifying it for UNESCO protection.

Irina Bokova, director-general of Unesco, said the sinking of the Titanic was “anchored in the memory of humanity” and it was important to protect the site where 1,500 people lost their lives.

“There are thousands of other shipwrecks that need safeguarding as well… We do not tolerate the plundering of cultural sites on land, and the same should be true for our sunken heritage,” she added.

The 2001 convention only protects vessels that sank more than a century ago.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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