For many years, VMR Southport has offered a service to the community which is a little different to most services available. That is, the scattering of ashes at sea. Normally, this is arranged by a family member or friend of the deceased, however, it can also be organised prior to ones passing, much like the pre-payment of one’s own funeral.
More people are now using this service, finding it refreshing for those who have had a connection with, or a love of the sea. With families spreading to different towns or cities, states or even countries, times of visiting a family grave with flowers on a Sunday afternoon are becoming less popular, and a dispersal of ashes at sea is now seen as a fitting and final tribute.
VMR Southport dispersal ceremonies usually take place just inside the Gold Coast Seaway, which can mean, weather and tidal conditions can be given less of a consideration. If the deceased, or their family wish for a dispersal in the open ocean, this can certainly be organised. Family and friends are invited to accompany us on Rescue vessels, and depending on the number of people who wish to watch the ceremony, a number of Rescue vessels can be utilised.