United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jul 02, 2022
The Congress finds that—
States have the responsibility for management of a broad range of living and nonliving resources in State waters and submerged lands; and
included in the range of resources are certain abandoned shipwrecks, which have been deserted and to which the owner has relinquished ownership rights with no retention.
cite as: 43 USC 2101