Cruise line makes financial sound decision to buy Loch Ness monster insurance

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Scottish cruise line Jacobite Cruises, signed a $1.5 million deal to insure their boats against the fabled Loch Ness monster. Jacobite signed the deal with Towergate Moray Firth on the 80th anniversary of the first reported sighting of Nessie, reports the Scottish Sun.

The director of Towergate Moray Firth said, “This is probably the most unusual insurance request we have ever had.” The owner of Jacobite, Freda Newton said, “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?”

The first photo of Nessie was published in 1934, although it was later revealed to be a trick. Believers in the existence of the monster think the creature is most likely a plesiosaurus, trapped in the Loch from prehistoric times.


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