BURIALS AT SEA

Honor Your Loved Ones With A Dignified Burial At Sea Ceremony

Unique and Meaningful Burials at Sea with Eternal Peace Sea Burials

Scattering the ashes of a loved one at sea is a unique and meaningful way to honor their life. If you are considering this type of burial, we at Eternal Peace Sea Burials can provide the information you need to make an informed decision. Our Coast Guard-inspected vessel sits low in the water, making it easy to release the ashes.

Choosing our sea burial service ensures a peaceful and respectful final resting place for your loved one. Additionally, we offer the option of having a priest present to perform religious rites and prayers, creating a truly personalized tribute. Let us help you create a lasting and dignified memorial for your loved one.

Eternal Peace Sea Burials

Our Team For Burial At Sea Follows EPA Regulations

More and more families are opting for burial at sea as a peaceful alternative to traditional burials. At Eternal Peace Sea Burials in Nassau County, NY, we understand the importance of providing sincere and respectful sea burials for your loved ones during this difficult time.

At Eternal Peace Sea Burials, we adhere to all EPA regulations by traveling no less than three nautical miles off the coast. Under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), the EPA has issued a general permit authorizing the burial of human remains at sea, ensuring a peaceful and respectful final resting place for your loved one.

According to EPA regulations:

  • No plastic materials can be used.
  • Caskets should be drilled to allow them to sink quickly.
  • Additional weight can be added to ensure that the casket falls.
  • Stainless steel chains should be wrapped around the casket to keep the remains at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Cremated remains that aren’t scattered should be placed in a biodegradable container so that they can break down relatively quickly in the water.

Requirements Before Performing Offshore Burial Ceremony

Organizing a sea burial for a dearly departed family member or friend is subject to stringent regulations. Undertaking this task independently can be quite challenging. To save yourself the trouble, consider enlisting the help of our expert maritime funeral services. Below are the key prerequisites for a sea-based ash scattering ceremony.

A) Death Certificate

To obtain a death certificate, you must first register your loved one’s death with the registry office.

B) Notice Format

This application can be obtained from the registry office. This notice will allow you to move your loved one’s body so that the funeral at sea can take place.

C) Certificate Issued By Doctor

In compliance with environmental guidelines, the individual to be laid to rest at sea must be free from any infections. As such, it is necessary to obtain a certificate that confirms the absence of fever and infection from the attending physician of the deceased.

At Eternal Peace Sea Burials, our dedicated team of maritime funeral professionals can manage all of the required documentation and permits, providing you with a sense of relief.

Our sea burial specialists can also help with floral arrangements. Ashes can either be dispersed directly into the water or placed in an eco-friendly urn. While the ashes are being scattered, loved ones may share cherished memories, recite poems, or sing songs. Get in touch with us today to personalize your sea burial ceremony.

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Moments Captured On The Seaspray

Why is a Sea Burial a More Memorable Option for Honoring Your Loved Ones?

We believe that the ocean offers a peaceful resting place for the souls of departed loved ones, providing comfort to the grieving family.  Not only is a sea burial more affordable than a traditional burial, but it is also environmentally friendly. Land burials contribute to pollution and soil contamination. Another reason people opt for sea burials is that they are accepted by all major religions. The deceased’s body can be laid to rest in the depths of the sea.