Lloyd’s given the slip of the Titanic’s rescuer

THE insurance group Marsh has presented to Lloyd’s of London the original insurance slip for the RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued more than 700 survivors from the HMS Titanic after she sank 100 years ago (pictured).

The insurance slip contains a summary of the Carpathia’s insurance policy and the signatures of more than 80 Lloyd’s underwriters at the time.

Dan Glaser, president and chief operating officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies made the presentation to the Lloyd’s chairman John Nelson at a conference in Philadelphia.

Glaser said: “We are pleased to be able to present this important historical document to Lloyd’s. It serves as a reminder of the vital role insurance has played in facilitating global travel and commerce.”