Burial at Sea
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Burial at Sea
“Burial at sea” is the term used to describe the procedure of laying to rest human remains on the ocean floor, as an alternative to a traditional interment in a cemetery or churchyard. Burials at sea have been conducted for many centuries, particularly by the Royal Navy, when sailors and seamen have died on board a ship.
Burial at sea is commonly requested by those who have served in the navy, or by those who have a long-standing and personal association with the oceans.
Being a specialist and complex procedure, involving many legal and practical hurdles, the arrangement of a burial at sea is something that both families and many funeral directors find difficult to undertake.
By instructing the services of Meadowvale Independent Funeral Service., you can rest assured that all matters will be handled with efficiency and professionalism, by a team who are well versed and experienced in the procedures relating to a burial at sea.
Burial at sea is currently available in three locations in the UK, off The Needles, Isle of Wight; between Hastings and Newhaven on the South Coast; and off Tynemouth, North Tyneside.
We are fortunate enough to serve the area close to one of the allocated Burial Areas. If this is something that you wish to discuss with us then please do not hesitate to get in touch.