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The wreck of the Titanic is to come under the protection of the United Nations cultural agency Unesco The agency says more than 700 divers have visited the site 4000 meters underwater off the coast of Canada often taking artefacts back with them As it will soon be 100 years since the Titanic sank the ship will fall under the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage The convention aims to prevent unscientific or unethical exploration