to most, (non-cremated) body burial at sea is allowed under the
jurisdiction of the EPA. This type of service requires a solid
wood or metal casket for
containment and delivery to the ocean floor. Prior to ocean interment, Maritime Burials will
prepare the casket to the required U.S. Coastguard/Navy guidelines.
interment must be carried out in approved federal waters.
Maritime Burials, specializes in providing this type of ocean
interment. During the voyage, service and emersion, the casket will
remain discretely veiled. For military, the casket will be
respectfully covered with the American Flag during the voyage and
service. The casket is gently lowered below the water surface
before its release for final committal.
Our Body Burials are conducted by
our crew and are provided as unattended due to distance and
unpredictable sea conditions. Attended services require a separate boat
charter service to accompany burial. Maritime Burials will be
happy to assist in helping your family make these additional charter