Different Types of Burial Ceremonies at Sea

Some people find beauty in the privacy of conducting a burial at sea. It is most certainly unusual, compared to the other more common methods, such as burial in graveyards or mausoleums or cremation. However, those who opt for this kind of ceremony find it comforting and a lot more solemn. Private charters usually provide this service to private individuals. Because they will be going out to the open sea, the group can be limited specifically only to family and friends, thereby providing a high level of privacy that may not be possible if the ceremony is done on land.

The burial ceremony at sea need not to be a literal burial, where the body must be in a casket. Nowadays, the spreading upon the water of ashes from a cremation is also a very common a type of burial at sea. It greatly simplifies things when there is no body or full set of remains that are buried of at sea. Ashes are often simply poured gently and peacefully upon the waters.

As for the other type where the remains are intact, strict adherence to legal requirements is a must. Human remains cannot be buried anywhere within three miles near the shore, for example. Containers, coffins, or anything that will be buried along with it at sea must also follow strict environmental regulations, particularly on biodegradability.

Because of the atypical nature of the ceremony, and the many requirements needed to carry it out, it’s crucial that you seek the services of professional private charters. They know how to make this event as hassle-free and as memorable as possible for you and your family.


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