The Titanic’s wreckage will remain open to tourists and explorers now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal brought by the company that holds exclusive rights to salvage the great ship’s artifacts.

Without comment, the justices yesterday declined to take up the appeal filed by R.M.S. Titanic Inc., a New York-based salvage company, which argued that allowing tourists to visit the wreckage site “will encourage lawlessness and anarchy on the high seas.”

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