Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993

State entitlement to all unclaimed wreck.

48.—Subject to sections 25 , 26 and 27, the State shall be entitled to all unclaimed wreck and, accordingly, for the purposes of those sections, the State shall, where it exercises its entitlement under this section in respect of any such wreck, be deemed to be the owner of that wreck.