The nation’s most requested at sea burial service, New England Burial at Sea LLC (NEBAS) continues to expand and is now offering a military special discount program on attended and unattended memorial ash scattering services and/or full body ocean burials from Maine to Florida and on the West Coast.
NEBAS is the best known company in the U.S. for sea burials and it uses only properly insured and current U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licensed captains and vessels that have been Sea Burial Certified™ by NEBAS. Active duty, retired and honorable veterans of all branches of the U.S. military are eligible for the NEBAS discount.
NEBAS burials at sea are legal, meet and exceed regulations, are approved per USCG and EPA requirements and the events are easy to plan. NEBAS handles all licensing, required permits and filings with the EPA. For ash scatterings, NEBAS voyages out with family and friends three nautical miles and the family scatters their loved ones cremated remains along with selected clergy if desired to respectfully attend to a loved one’s final wishes with a customized sea tribute service and then returns to port all within about three hours. Traditional Ash Scattering rates include at the close of the service an official parchment sea burial certificate marking the latitude and longitude of a loved ones’ final resting place and prices start at $495.00 for an unattended services. Attended services, for up to 400 passengers, is more. The company also voyages off shore to 600+ feet of water for full body burials with their exclusive ocean friendly Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud® for eco-friendly full body committals.
For all events, the trained crew helps the family conduct a dignified and well-thought out memorial service that can be customized to specific needs, wishes, religion or taste. If preferred, a family member or other designated person may conduct all or part of the ceremony. Ocean friendly wreaths, flora, music, poems, readings, prayers, bag pipers, Taps, military cadre’ and other no cost or low cost options are also available. Requests can be accommodated within 24-48 hours, depending upon the weather and season. The service may be attended or unattended and some can be viewed from the shore. Photography of the service is also available and in 2012 a live video feed can be simulcast worldwide to family members that may not be able to attend but who can easily log on line to watch the event.
Traditional U.S. Government Military Burial at Sea Consultation Services Available
Traditional United States government free military burial at sea services are offered to and still utilized by active duty, retired, and honorable veterans of all branches of the U.S. military and are performed while the U.S. military vessel is on official deployment maneuvers. Therefore, it is not possible for the family or civilians to be present. The family will be notified by the commanding officer of that vessel of the date time, longitude, and latitude of the committal service. You can contact U.S. Government Military Affairs for details. New England Burials at Sea can also consult and assist families with a government military burial at sea.
“Oftentimes, families of military members would like to honor their loved ones with a military tribute in an attended burial at sea service, and with a traditional U.S. military burial at sea, family and civilians may not be present because the ceremony is performed during a deployment,” explained the company’s founder, Captain Brad White.
He continued, “New England Burial at Sea services gives them the option of an attended military burial at sea. It’s both a privilege and an honor to provide dignified and customized burial at sea services for our military veterans and their families.”
New England Burials At Sea LLC, (NEBAS) offers burial at sea scatterings and eco-friendly full body sea burials, serving families from Maine to Florida and on the West Coast for groups up to 400 people since 2006. They are recognized by the EPA, US Navy, U.S.C.G. and many area funeral homes and crematories. Scatterings are also offered via vintage Airplane in the Northeast from New Jersey to Maine and the company is also the exclusive distributor / operator for the Great Burial Reef® living ocean reef system (designed for cremated remains) from Virginia north to New England. NEBAS also created, designed and manufactures the Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud® for full body burials at sea.
NEBAS currently departs from the following ports: Maine – Bar Harbor, Boothbay, Sebasco, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, York, Wells, South Portland; New Hampshire – Portsmouth; Massachusetts – Newburyport, Gloucester, Boston, Quincy, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Plymouth, Provincetown, Hyannis, Harwichport, Martha’s Vineyard; Rhode Island – Galilee, Portsmouth, Newport; Connecticut – Old Saybrook, New London, Stamford; New York
(Long Island) – Montauk, Freeport, Port Jefferson, Seaford; New Jersey – Wildwood; Maryland –Ocean City; Delaware- Lewes; Virginia –Virginia Beach; Florida – Port Canaveral, Sebastian Inlet, Miami / Lauderdale, Sarasota, Clearwater & Tampa. Many NEBAS vessels also travel from port to port.
For more information or images, visit http://www.newenglandburialsatsea.com, call toll free New England Burials At Sea, Capt. Brad White at 877-897-7700 or direct (781) 834-7500, email OceanBurial@aol.com.
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