Can I be buried at sea?

 

I have often thought that I would like to be buried at sea. The ocean has always held a special place in my heart, and I believe that it would be a fitting final resting place.

 

I know that burials at sea are legal under federal law. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a general permit allowing burials at sea of both cremated and non-cremated human remains. However, there are some restrictions. For example, burials must take place at least three nautical miles from land and in water that is at least 600 feet deep.

 

If you are considering a burial at sea, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you will need to choose a service provider that specializes in sea burials. Second, you will need to decide whether you want to be buried in a casket or a shroud. If you choose a casket, it must be made of metal and have holes drilled in it to allow it to sink. If you choose a shroud, you will need to add weight to it so that it will sink.

 

Finally, you will need to notify the EPA of your burial plans. You can do this by submitting an online form within 30 days of the burial.

 

New England Burials at Sea is a company that offers burial at sea ceremonies throughout the country. To scatter a loved ones ashes without family members present on their boat costs around $1,000.

 

The company also offers an attended ash scatterings, with a price rangere from $2,275 to $9,975, depending on the number of passengers on the boat. 

 

Full body burials at seas, which include both unattended and attended  at sea are priced between $9,975 and $10,975.

 

I believe that a burial at sea is a beautiful and natural way to return to the elements. If you are considering this option for yourself or a loved one, I encourage you to learn more about the process.

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