That sinking feeling

In 1799, the HMS Lutine sank with all its crew on board while carrying gold and silver <br>worth £1m. The ship was insured in the London market and the claim was paid out in full.

300 years on and in many ways, the London market is still the home of marine insurance. We protect one in every three ships that pass through the Panama Canal, carrying over 500m tonnes of good destined for ports all over the world. Not only do we insure some of the world’s biggest container ships, but also the lightest and fastest racing yachts and pleasure crafts.

We are proud of our history supporting the maritime world and the Lutine Bell still hangs in Lloyd’s today.

90 percent of global trade is carried by sea; from huge space rockets to the latest Christmas toy trend, it has probably been put on a ship and travelled across the world. This puts it at risk of damage or destruction...

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Accidents do happen and in Katie’s world that generally means something has gone wrong on a journey by sea, air or road, often with expensive consequences. She focuses on the transportation of everything from livestock to cars and is a specialist who investigates when things go wrong...

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