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Anchors of the Edward Lombe, sunk in 1864, Syndey Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. The Edward Lombe, a vessel of significant size, was the first known shipwreck inside Sydney Harbour which resulted in loss of life. Its sinking had a strong impact on the colony as suggested by the number of contemporary paintings dedicated to this catastrophe. The site of the Edward Lombe is a good example to illustrate that the project design should include an assessment of what site features will be left in situ as interpretive features. The loss of an anchor from a site may severely reduce its attraction as a recreational dive site. If an anchor is to be removed the methodology for its recovery and the technological and funding requirements for its conservation must be included for consideration by the competent authority.

The first set of rules addresses the general principles that apply to all activities directed at underwater cultural heritage. They therefore place such activities in the wider context of heritage management and protection. The second set, consisting of Rules 9 - 13, deals with the actual planning of activities. These Rules address the Project Design for such activities and all the aspects that it should include. Many of these aspects are further elaborated in the subsequent rules and chapters.


Scheme of the progress of a project

The arguments treated in this chapter are:

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