Monday, April 18, 2016

Paying Your Respects Through a Burial at Sea

The passing of loved ones is something that is hard to take no matter the what part of the world you are in. This is the reason why different cultures and different families have various ways of paying their last respects. For example, some families prefer their loved ones to have a burial at sea. The reason for this could vary from the loved one being a swimmer, a fisher, a nature lover, or just someone who loves the open water. A burial at see is also quite prevalent among those serving in the navy, and is usually done from a ship or an aircraft.

How to Go About Sea Burials

A sea burial might seem impractical but it is actually considered to be one of the eco-friendliest ways of body disposal. This does not, however, mean that you can just bury departed relatives at sea on your own. You actually need to first secure a permit from the EPA before you can have it done. Naturally, you will need to make sure you have a budget to cover less familiar expenses. Some of the factors that could affect the price would include which port you want to depart from, the number of people who would be present during the event, and how much time you would like.

Frequently, cremations are involved in a burial at sea ceremony. But, a coffin is also permitted if EPA guidelines are followed. Bear in mind that a sea burial typically calls for a specific design (i.e. holes at the bottom of the coffin). This is to ensure that the coffin would be able to sink easily. An undertaker will help you with these details.

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