Treasure Salvage Licence Hopes Are 'Wrecked'

09 Apr 2014 7:11 AM | Anonymous

Treasure Salvage Licence Hopes Are 'Wrecked'

    By NATARIO McKENZIE

    Tribune Business Reporter

    nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

    A senior government official yesterday seemingly ‘wrecked’ salvagers’ hopes for speedy licence approvals, revealing that a moratorium remained in effect and suggesting their motives did not necessarily align with the Bahamas’ national interests.

    Dr Keith Tinker, the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation’s (AMMC) director, told Tribune Business that a moratorium on wreck searches and salvage leases in the Bahamas remains in effect for now, as the necessary protocols to prevent “the rape” of historic sites still need to be put in place.

    http://www.tribune242.com/news/2014/apr/08/treasure-salvage-licence-hopes-are-wrecked/

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