Department for Transport

Receiver of Wreck

The Receiver of Wreck administers cases of voluntary salvage wreck material across the UK to ensure that the interests of both salvor and owner are taken into consideration. The main task of the Receiver of Wreck is to processes incoming reports of wreck, in the interest of both salvor and owner. This involves researching ownership, liaising with finder and owner, and other interested parties such as archaeologists and museums.

What is wreck material?

The Receiver of Wreck's remit.

Reasons to report wreck , the report process and download the correct form to report your wreck.

Read about the law surrounding Wreck and the enforcement behind it.

Guidance for salvors.

See more about the work Receiver of Wreck do with other organisations.

View more about Protected Wrecks and the SS Richard Montgomery

Contact the Receiver of Wreck.

Useful addresses such as English Heritage.