Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scottish Cruise ship gets Loch Ness monster insurance

A CRUISE company has insured its luxury fleet for more than £1million — against damage by the LOCH NESS MONSTER.

Jacobite Cruises, which carries more than 100,000 sightseers on the world-famous loch every year, says it’s taking no chances of a monster payout.

Bosses struck the wacky deal with Inverness insurers Towergate Moray Firth last week — the 80th anniversary of the first Nessie spotting.

Jacobite owner Freda Newton admitted: “I don’t know what the odds of this actually happening might be but this is Loch Ness and how silly would we look if it did and we weren’t covered for it?

“I hope we never have to make a claim and if Nessie does make another appearance, she gives our boats a wide berth.” Bob Jack, director of Towergate Moray Firth, said: “This is probably the most unusual insurance request we have ever had, but we were delighted to provide cover to Jacobite Cruises.

“I’m sure everyone who sets sail on the loch would settle for a sighting of Nessie rather than a much closer encounter. We wish Jacobite, their passengers and crews many more happy voyages on the loch without any claims on this policy.”

Nessie pulls in about £60million a year for the Inverness economy.

Source: The Scottish Sun

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