COVID 19 - Restrictions on service

Due to government restrictions for funerals we are having to restrict this service to Gravesend only for the safety of our crew and others. 

For this reason we insist that the service be conducted as per the following:

 

  • Up to 16 passengers may attend a funeral on our vessel, from a maximum of 4 households.
  • Only the following persons should attend, 
    • members of the person’s household
    • close family members
    • or if the above are unable to attend, close friends
    • attendance of a celebrant of choice, should the bereaved request this
  • Passengers who attend should respect social distancing at all times and remain at least 2m apart particularly between households.
  • No one should not attend the funeral if they are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • All Passengers must ensure they wear a face covering at all times whilst onboard. (Please note these are not provided by us). 
  • When awaiting to board the vessel all passengers should ensure they queue to the right of the boarding ramp and should only board when instructed to do so. 
  • Once onboard each household should take a seat inside the cabin in one of the four seating booths a maximum of 5 persons per booth. Households are not to mix with others.
  • Prayers may be conducted whilst onroute the the scattering site and once in position each household will be invited up to scatter the ashes or throw flowers as per the families wishes. 
  • Our rear deck accomodates a maximum of 8 persons at one time.

 

  • Hand sanitiser is available onboard for the use of everyone.
  • Touch points and surfaces will be cleaned between each service using approved cleaning products
  • All cabin doors will remain open during your time aboard. 
  • Toilet facilites are not provided.

For further guidance on Funeral during Covid-19 please click here

 

Thames Ashes Service

Departure from Gravesend Town Pier

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A 45 minute cruise down river from Gravesend Town Pier where we conduct scattering abreast of Denton Wharf. 
The Boat will hold station for about 10 minutes to allow you to carry out the ceremony in peace and will return to Gravesend for disembarking. 
The boat we use at Gravesend is the Thames Swift, regularly used for the Gravesend-Tilbury Ferry and is limited to Sunday services only. 
For more boat information please click here 
This service is currently limited to 16 persons within 4 households
Each 45 minute service is priced at £250.

Our Gravesend Scattering site 

Our site shown below details the rough area where we hold station with the vessel. The exact location will depend on other ship traffic movements and weather. 

We cannot however proceed any further East (downriver) of this point due to our vessel licencing constraints. 

Medway Ashes service

Departure from Chatham Marina

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A 45 minute cruise down river from Chatham Marina where we conduct scattering abreast of Gillingham Marina and Hoo Island. 
The Boat will hold station for about 10 minutes to allow you to carry out the ceremony in peace and will return to Chatham for disembarking. 
The boat we use on the Medway is the Jacob Marley, she has a toilet onboard and a wash basin and can accomodate up to 40 persons.
For more boat information please click here 
This service is currently not operating due to COVID-19 
Each 45 minute service is priced at £250.

Our Medway Scattering site 

Our site shown below details the rough area where we hold station with the vessel. The exact location will depend on other ship traffic movements and weather. 

Our vessel may use other specific sites on the Medway and Thames but this may incur additional time and charges.

 

In some religions it is nessessary to provide proof of scattering, following your dispersal we will forward you a certificate to commemorate the scattering.

This will be posted after the ceremony.

 

To discuss your needs please contact us on 01634 525202 or email us