Conducting weddings on board

BlueSkyNick

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A mate in the office where I am currently working completed Dazed Kipper course last week - the instructor told them on the second day they would all pass, but that's another story.

Apparently, one chap phoned his SWMBO on the last evening and told her he had his certificate so can now conduct a wedding on the boat.

Clearly bollox, but begs the question - what level of qualification allows a captain to join members of the crew in holy matrimony?
 

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Clerk in Holy Orders with a Special Licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury for a marriage outside a licenced building?

Actually there is no provision for the marriage of people on board ship by 'Captains'. (Unless it was put about as a rumour by the Captain of a cruise liner when transporting the Swedish topless net ball team?)
 

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I'd better reply as i've researched this fer ra offspring but etc etc .. nooo, a justice orra piece itherwise a jp wull do failing a son/occupant orra manse. a ym is no chance; apart frae onything else ah've yet tae see yin o' thon find thur way oot'ae a paper bag.

it'll help if ra bishop o' london is telt aforehand .. cannnae remember why but think he's got tae agree. he's ra heid honcho oan maritime ecclesiastical matters as far as ah ken ...
 

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I remember seeing a sign on sale at a boatshow which said:-

"Marriages performed by the Captain are valid for the duration of the voyage only"

Just about sums up the situation IMHO.
 

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[ QUOTE ]
I'd better reply as i've researched this fer ra offspring but etc etc .. nooo, a justice orra piece itherwise a jp wull do failing a son/occupant orra manse. a ym is no chance; apart frae onything else ah've yet tae see yin o' thon find thur way oot'ae a paper bag.

it'll help if ra bishop o' london is telt aforehand .. cannnae remember why but think he's got tae agree. he's ra heid honcho oan maritime ecclesiastical matters as far as ah ken ...

[/ QUOTE ]

Eh??.....
 

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"Weddings were usually performed by a clergyman amongst the passengers, since marriages ceremonies by ship masters were declared illegal about 1850. Marriages were recorded in the official log books and any logs with such entries may still be preserved in the record office, Cardiff, Wales"

cut n pasted from Here

A breif look in my law textbook outlines birth and death proceedures ond obligations of the ships master, but marrages are not mentioned, therfore it seems obvious theyre not allowed.

And if the old man on the QE2 wouldn't be allowed, i very much doubt a day skipper would get the chance.
 

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[ QUOTE ]
a justice orra piece itherwise a jp wull do failing a son/occupant orra manse.

[/ QUOTE ]Could be a nice wee earner for GB, him being a son of the manse an' 'at.
 
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