After-death arrangements

Sea scattering

You may also choose to scatter the remains in designated Hong Kong waters. There are currently three designated areas:around Tap Mun, east of Tung Lung Chau and south of the West Lamma Channel.

The FEHD provides free ferry services every Saturday fromSaiWan Ho Public Pier to the east of Tung Lung Chau for this purpose. Each trip can accommodate up to 10 applicants, each bringing not more than seven relatives or friends. A simple memorial service is conducted by the master of ceremonies on board.

Non-government organisations and private enterprises also provide ferry services for this purpose.

This is intended as a relatively environmentally friendly after-death arrangement, so no objects apart from the remains and limited quantities of flower petals are allowed to be thrown into the sea.Disturbance to marine life should be kept to a minimum during the service.

Application for the free ferry service by the FEHD can be made with the relevant application form. You can download the form here.

Applicants for private boat trips need to complete the relevant application form. You can download the form here.