Scattering cremated ashes at sea Accompanied by my children, I scattered my husband’s cremated ashes into the sea. My husband loved the sea. He chose to return to its embrace when he left. My husband learnt about the service provided by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and thought the service suited him. He asked us to scatter his cremated ashes at sea when he passed away. It’s like homecoming for him.
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department currently provides free service for scattering cremated ashes at sea so that our loved ones may return to the sea and be reunited with nature. We may pay tribute to our beloved whenever we have sight of the boundless sea. The free ferry service departs from North Point (East) Ferry Pier on specified Saturday mornings to the designated areas in Hong Kong waters. Applicants may also apply for private boat trips to the designated areas for scattering cremated ashes
Each applicant can bring up to seven family members or friends on board. Applicants can also apply for more members to attend. A funeral director will be on board to assist family members and friends during memorial ceremonies. There will also be facilities to accommodate different religious rituals. After the memorial ceremonies, family members and friends can pass the cremated ashes of their loved ones, together with fresh petals, into nature’s embrace.