Sea tanks off Isle of Wight coast 'should be protected'

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Maritime archaeologists have investigated ways for World War II tanks at the bottom of the sea near the Isle of Wight to be protected.

The tanks and other equipment were being carried on a landing craft which capsized and lost its cargo as it was heading for the D-Day landings in 1944.

They sit on the seabed between the east of the island and Selsey, West Sussex.

Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology is hoping protection legislation that applies on land can be applied to the sea.

The project has been funded by English Heritage.

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