Burials at sea offer many meaningful ways to celebrate the lives of our loved ones. Captain Brad talks with Rob Hakala on The South Shore’s Morning News, WATD 95.9 FM.
Information about Ash Scattering and Burials at Sea by New England Burials at Sea founder and captain, Brad White.
Burials at sea offer many meaningful ways to celebrate the lives of our loved ones. Captain Brad talks with Rob Hakala on The South Shore’s Morning News, WATD 95.9 FM.
New England Burials at Sea LLC.,
Now offers Vintage, Sport and Luxury Level Vessels
In their Fast-Growing Burial At Sea Business
MARSHFIELD, MA (February 14, 2012) – The nation’s most requested at sea burial service, New England Burial at Sea LLC (NEBAS) continues to expand and is now offering affordable, individualized and personal memorial ash scattering services and/or full body ocean burials from Maine to Florida and on the West Coast utilizing a selection of vintage, sport and luxury vessels according to client families’ preference.
CONTACT: Brad White, New England Burials At Sea tel: 877.897.7700, email: Oceanburial@aol.com
Marshfield, MA — New England Burials At Sea, (NEBAS) has recently launched an additional “burial at sea air scattering” service to help bring closure to families who wish to honor their loved ones with final flight ash scattering by plane over the sea. New England Burials At Sea LLC, (NEBAS) offers burial at sea scatterings by plane or ocean vessel, eco-friendly full body sea burials and pet burial at sea.
The vast majority of cremations may never have a proper, dignified “celebration of life” burial ceremony. Many client families have either a commercial, military or sport enthusiast pilot in the family who loved flying.
Company founder Captain Brad White recently announced this new service air scattering now offered at NEBAS – The New England Air Scattering™ – a memorial ash scattering by a specially fitted 1953 high wing Cessna airplane piloted by a decorated Koren war pilot Ev Cassagneres of Connecticut with over 65 years of flight experience and who personally knew Charles Lindbergh and his family. Pilot Cassagneres is also a well respected and published author on the topic.
White said, “Pilot Cassagneres has developed a special in flight procedure for an all-at-once unattended scattering of cremated remains that can be geo-targeted over a special coordinate selected by the family from New York to Maine.” White added, “Pilot Steve Goyette of Massachusetts has been flying for over 35 years and often flys his authentic military low wing airplane which is a North American L – 17 War Bird from Rhode Island to Maine and is experienced in air acrobatics. Pilot Goyette is equipped to take passengers to witness and view the air deployment alongside Pilot Cassagneres.”
“In addition, we can station a vessel at a certain water based location near the intended air flight scattering path that the plane can fly over while dipping it’s wings in a full respect final air tribute salute while in full radio contact with the boat or ground so the family can hear the pilot’s reading of the final Captain’s prayer.”
NEBAS burials at sea are legal, approved per U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and EPA regulations and are easy to plan. For ash scatterings, NEBAS voyages out three nautical miles and the family scatters their loved ones cremated remains with a customized sea tribute service and returns to port all within about three hours.
All ash scattering rates include an official parchment sea and or air burial certificate marking the latitude and longitude of a loved ones’ final resting place and start at $495.00. Air scatterings are more.
NEBAS is the best known company in the nation for sea burials that uses only properly insured and licensed captains with current USCG certifications that only employ clean, safe and up to date vessels from Maine to Miami as well as San Francisco to San Diego. Vessels vary from vintage Maine down east style to sport or luxury level vessels accommodating up to 400 people.
According to Capt. White, “We are the best fully licensed and insured professional air scattering operation in the U.S., and the only one in New England, using a precise method of ash scattering by air. We can now offer a proper ‘Air Burial At Sea’ which is a truly great and final tribute to a loved one, especially one who loved flying.”
With a team that has over one hundred years of combined flying experience, White is proud to announce these new affiliations to continue the significant growth rate of the company by further expanding NEBAS services.
New England Burials At Sea LLC, (NEBAS) offers burial at sea scatterings by plane or ocean vessel, eco-friendly full body sea burials and pet burial at sea. The company has been serving families from Maine to Miami since 2006. NEBAS is recognized by the EPA, US Navy, U.S.C.G. and many funeral homes and crematories.
Burial at Sea Services offered include: Private Ash Scattering Cruises with family; Unattended Ash Scattering –Captain’s service; Full Body Ocean Burials –With family; Ceremonies for Pets’ Ashes as well as Memorial Cruises to the same coordinates on future anniversaries. Through their Belated Burial at Sea (www.belatedburial.com), NEBAS helps bring closure to families who wish to honor their loved ones with a memorial ash scattering that pays tribute to a loved one for whom a family may not have already held a committal service.
NEBAS offers a unique Concierge Program specifically for families traveling to the New England area for NEBAS services. The company has partnered with the pet friendly Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, Rowe’s Wharf Water Transport Company, Winston Flowers and CityView Trolley company of Boston to help ensure NEBAS guests are as comfortable as possible during their time of grief and mourning – and one simple phone call handles it all.
The company also designed and manufactures in MA the Atlantic Sea burial Shroud®.
For more information or images, visit http://www.NewEnglandBurialsAtSea.com, or call toll free New England Burials At Sea, Capt Brad White at 877-897-7700 or direct at (781) 834-7500, email OceanBurial@aol.com.
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Burials at sea, now available for pets.
July 5, 2011 3:15 PM By Kaivan Mangouri, Globe Correspondent
New England Burials At Sea, which runs mourners out into the ocean to scatter the ashen remains of loved ones, is now extending its services to those who want a marine memorial for their beloved pets. Company founder Brad White said pet burials at sea resulted from his own interests as a dog lover.
“We are enlarging it. Pets are people too,” White said. “People want a dignified last wish and final chapter for their pets.”
White, who has several dogs, also founded Midnight Pass, a company that manufactures beds, strollers, and other pet-related products. His contact with other owners led to the pet burial at sea services.
“We get many requests to scatter the cremated remains of pets alongside the remains of the pet parent,” White said of many of his ocean burials. “We know how much we love our pets, and in today’s transient society, many owners don’t want to exhume pet remains when they move.”
White offers pet burials starting at $95. After the the ashes are scattered into the ocean, there is usually a poem reading, and then flowers or wreaths are placed in the water. Owners receive a sea burial certificate, which, White said, often helps to bring some closure if they cannot make the trip themselves.
Most of the pet burials are unattended, although he performed one that had 40 people in attendance.
Nearly 40 percent of deaths resulted in cremations in 2009, according to the Cremation Association of North America, double the amount in 1985 – a rise that some in the funeral business attribute to the green movement. The figure is expected to grow to nearly 60 percent in the next 15 years.
Although he does not want to think of it, when the time comes for his 12-year-old Schipperke dogs, White intends to bring them out to the ocean. “I would prefer to scatter their remains because they love being on the boat,” White said. “It’s in their blood and in my blood.”
Link to original article: www.boston.com/Boston/businessupdates/…/index.html
Kaivan Mangouri can be reached at email@example.com.
New England Burials at Sea is featured on the front page of the Boston Globe today!
Text of Article is Below:
A final resting place at sea
As cremations rise, ocean burials also gain
By Katie Johnston Chase
Globe Staff / January 20, 2011
Waves gently slapped the sides of the boat as Nancy Mastrangelo’s children and grandchildren, bundled against the mid-December chill, knelt on the bow one at a time to drop handfuls of her ashes into Massachusetts Bay. After leading them in prayer, Captain Brad White rang a bell eight times to mark her passing.
Mastrangelo, 78, an East Boston native who loved the beach, died the week before, after a battle with cancer — just a few months after her husband’s ashes were scattered at sea.
“She wanted to be with him,’’ said her daughter Wendi Mastrangelo of Sudbury.
The Mastrangelos are among a growing number of people choosing to have their cremated remains, or even their bodies, released into the sea — rather than having them buried in a cemetery or spending eternity in an urn. The local office of the Environmental Protection Agency received 70 filings for New England burials at sea last year, up from just five in 2005.
“They would rather the ashes be free versus locked up,’’ said Tiffany Chan, the manager of Wing Fook Funeral Home in Roxbury.
The trend follows an increasing preference for cremations over burials. Nearly 40 percent of deaths resulted in cremations in 2009, according to the Cremation Associa tion of North America, double the amount in 1985 — a rise that some in the funeral business attribute to the green movement. The figure is expected to grow to nearly 60 percent in the next 15 years. And companies such as Captain White’s New England Burials at Sea LLC are catering to those who also have an affinity for the ocean.
Burying a loved one at sea privately doesn’t require a special permit, but those who charge to take people out for ocean burials need to have a Coast Guard captain’s license, said David Morin, who runs A Burial at Sea out of Narragansett Bay. In either situation, a report must be filed with the EPA within 30 days. Cremated remains have to be taken out at least 3 miles from land, and full bodies also must be deposited in water at least 600 feet deep, which can mean going out 25 miles or more.
Funeral directors accompany services for full bodies, which are weighted down to keep them on the ocean floor until they decompose. This prevents incidents like the time a body that was buried at sea got caught in a fishing net off the coast of Chatham several years ago. Some protected areas, such as Buzzards Bay, are off limits completely.
The people who perform official burials at sea aim to give the deceased a dignified send-off. “I’ve heard stories of people throwing [ashes] off the Block Island Ferry and coating everybody on the boat,’’ said Morin.
Having someone who knows how far out to go helps, too. “Swimmers obviously don’t want to see grandpa come floating by,’’ said Morin, who charges $700 to take up to six people out to scatter remains of a loved one off his 35-foot yacht.
White began his Marshfield Hills-based company — the biggest such business in New England — in 2006, when the trend was in its infancy. He had just received his captain’s license to take people on sightseeing and fishing trips when he got a request to scatter someone’s ashes and realized there was a market for burials at sea.
White now has 28 boats from Maine to Florida and conducts up to 10 services a week up and down the east and west coasts. White also buries cremated remains off the coast of Florida in concrete structures called Great Burial Reefs, and he’s planning two more 20-acre burial grounds off Maryland and Cape Cod.
“The growth potential is exponential, it really truly is,’’ said White, whose family first got into the funeral business in the early 1900s when his grandfather and great-uncles in Quincy had their morning milk delivery Clydesdale horses start pulling hearses in the afternoon. As a high schooler, White used to pick up bodies at Logan Airport before football practice in Braintree and deliver them to funeral homes.
For families that have lost loved ones, scattering cremated remains at sea can be an affordable way to go, ranging from a few hundred dollars for an unattended service to several thousand for a more elaborate service with flowers, a DJ, and other extras. A cemetery burial, on the other hand, costs about $7,000. Still, some people spare no expense. White once conducted a $60,000 service for 275 guests, complete with transportation to and from the boat, a bagpiper, a full meal of rib roast and shrimp, and an open bar.
Many people choose to add personal touches such as pictures or favorite foods to the service at sea.
In August, on the day after what would have been their 59th wedding anniversary, the family of Jeanne and Andy Forti went out into Plymouth Harbor at sunset and toasted the Saugus natives — a jar of white Zinfandel for mom and a martini with two olives for dad. Jeanne died at age 80, five years after her husband, and had told the family, “When my time comes, stick us both out at sea,’’ said daughter JoAnn McDade.
After the toast, the family tipped the bean pots holding the couple’s remains into the water and watched the current slowly take them away. “You’re off and you’re traveling the world now, together,’’ said McDade, whose family paid New England Burials at Sea about $2,500 for the ceremony.
White has conducted only a handful of full-body burials, which start at $9,000 for the service and biodegradable burial shroud, but has arrangements pending for dozens more.
Bob Kimball, who has prostate cancer, is among them.
Kimball, 62, lives and swims at the harbor in Winthrop, and he knows when his time comes, he wants his body committed to the deep.
Kimball has already been fitted for his shroud; it will be cream-colored, so family members can write farewell messages on it, and decorated with American flags.
“You have dirt, you have fire, and you have water, and out of those three the most appealing to me and the most comforting was the water,’’ said Kimball. “I always tell people that the ocean and the water is my mistress. It’s where I want to go.’’
Watching a loved one’s body slip into the abyss can be difficult, however.
Robin Tacelosky’s husband, Michael, who repaired boats for a living in Maryland, always knew he wanted his body buried at sea. So she honored his wishes, complete with music by the Grateful Dead, despite the fact that some people weren’t comfortable with it.
“It was extremely hard,’’ she said. “There were some family members that did not want to attend.’’
Out in the bay near Boston Light, White told Nancy’s Mastrangelo’s family members about the path her ashes would take, circling from Newfoundland, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and back up the East Coast.
Mastrangelo’s brother, children, and grandchildren tossed white mums and pink, red, and yellow roses on top of the ash plume, and White fired a cannon three times.
Forty-five minutes after the boat dropped anchor, the driver slowly circled the field of floating flowers and headed back to port.
Katie Johnston Chase can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Copyright 2011 Globe Newspaper Company.
MARSHFIELD,MA— Capt. Brad White, founder of New England Burials At Sea (NEBAS), now offers affordable, personal memorial ash scattering and full body burials at sea services from Maine to Miami. Recognized by the EPA, US Navy, USCG and many area funeral homes and crematories, New England Burials At Sea is also building a network of approved and Quali-fied Sea Burial Certified™ captains on the east and west coast of the USA.
The service takes up to 400 people three miles off shore (25-75 miles off shore for a full body committal) on an inspected vessel for private ash scatterings by a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain, along with selected clergy if desired, to respectfully attend to a loved one’s final wishes. The company ensures a loved one a fi nal resting place at sea, while relieving family of significant financial burdens in their time of distress.
NEBAS offers year round, cost effective, attended or unattended traditional ash scattering memorial cruises and complete full body eco friendly sea burials. Sea burials are performed casket-free using an organic shroud, and per USCG regulations, presided over by the captain as well as a funeral director for full body committals.
The company uses 28 different vessels from 30’ to 115’ for up to 400 passengers from Maine to Miami. All vessels are clean, current and have the latest safety gear. Vintage vessels dating back to 1935 are also available for the nostalgia crowd. “Mainers like lobster boats for their final ride,” said Capt. White
Captain Brad White has been navigating Massachusetts Bay for more than four decades. He has U.S. Coast Guard certifications in RADAR, GPS, Auxiliary sail, towing,SCUBA, CPR, First Aid and Rescue and Sea Survival. He is USCG licensed, insured, based out of Marshfield, MA andhandles the east coast with approved contract affiliates in other parts of the USA.
The trained crew conducts a dignified and well planned memorial service that can becustomized 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, florals,catering, music, poems, readings, prayers, bagpipers, Taps, military cadre and other options are also available.
At the close of the service, loved ones receive a commemorative distinguished keepsake burial certificate, indicating the date, time, depth and exact latitude and longitude of the ceremony so that area can be visited at a later date.
Requests can be accommodated within 24-48 hours,depending on the weather or season. The service maybe attended or unattended and viewed from the shore. Photography of the service is also available as well as alive video feed that can be simulcast worldwide to family members not able to attend. They can easily log on from anywhere in the world to watch the event.
Burying people at sea since 2006, White has been impressed by very steady growth. He now offers a tuition reimbursement program to interested seasoned mariners who need to acquire their required captain’s credentials for immediate employment into this growing business.“Cremations across the USA will top 60% nationwidein 2020,” said White. “And where will all those cremated remains end up? People prefer the ocean as they can always visit the water and see their loved one.”
“Themed events from Grateful Dead sing-alongs to Irish wakes, Viking burial requests as well as star studded sea burials happen frequently,” said Captain White.Burial At Sea scattering of ashes service are also availablefor beloved pets. The company has hosted eventsfor 400 passengers with full food, band and planningand some groups have seen their family member off complete with a hail of ship’s cannon fire, farewell horns, bagpipers and floral champagne toasts.
Captain White mentioned, “We have seen an incredible up surge in families who want a true “green” ocean burial where their deceased family member may have had an affinity to the sea. Some families don’t want their loved one to be embalmed and truly want a naturalat sea burial service. Many people come home to the sea from their retirement homes,” added White.“Typically, people say, ‘I did not know you could legally do this,’ and want to know where to find the services or how to plan it,” said White.
Full body burials at sea use the company’s exclusive organic Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud which is hand tailoredby size and color by US Navy veterans on demand andthey are weighted down with 150 lbs. of official cannonballs smelted by the same maker of cannon balls for America’s oldest commissioned warship, Old Ironsides. For more information, visit the website at www.NewEnglandBurialsAtSea.com
or contact New England Burials At Sea LLC,
Toll Free: (877) 897-7700 or (781)834-0112,
cell: (617) 966.1986 or
via email Ocean-Burial@aol.com.
New England Burials at Sea is now offering year-round services for ash scatterings at sea, and full body burials at sea in selected areas. Because of seasonal considerations, the rates may be slightly higher, but the same respectful, and memorable services will be provided. Please contact me if you have any questions about.
Burial at sea is not just a tradition that was practiced by the Navy of old. It is a means of final disposition of cremains or intact remains that is offered to and still utilized by active duty, retired, and honorable veterans of all branches of the United States military.
Military Burial at sea services are performed while the 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 the US Government Military Affairs for details. We can also consult and assist during your time of need if you wish.
Cremains (ashes) typically find their way to the warm ocean currents of the northerly traveling Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is the western boundary current of the N. Atlantic and transports significant amount of warm water (heat) poleward.
The core of the Gulf Stream current is about 55 miles wide and has peak velocities greater than 5 knots or 6+ mph.
What to be careful of in selecting a burial at sea provider:
New England Burials at Sea LLC is a licensed and insured company who owns and sub leases vessels from Maine to Miami for 1 – 400 passengers for at sea burial events.
We have worked with hundreds of families over the years and understand the stress and grief involved in planning a loved one’s final farewell. We have learned to share the following FAQ’s with families to assist them in their planning. We operate year round and this is all that we do. We focus on all of the sea planning details so you can spend important time with your family. We are pleased to send references on request.
Why choose us?
We offer the complete captain’s sea tribute service that we are well known for nationwide.
We run the event with you, not leaving you to fend for your self with wind and tide.
We are properly insured for actual sea burials – other charter operators are not.
We offer on board photography—ask us for a sample link or DVD to see how our events are run.
We use uniformed crew who are trained in these events.
We offer free refreshments.
We have a library of over 1,250 musical songs and over 100 poems / readings.
We file for and take care of all the required State and federal EPA sea burial permitting for you and the decedent’s estate.
As a Ship’s gift to your family, we fly and present a custom 8-Bell Burgee,
that is flown on the vessel during the sea burial and presented to the family by the captain on vessel disembarkation.
We offer Military honors and a document locator service if needed for the DD-214
We have nationwide net work of sea burial certified funeral homes from which to choose from if necessary
We donate to the US Coast guard foundation and the Nature conservancy supporting our nation’s oceans and beauty.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
“My brother’s friend has a lobster boat he can take us out on”…We do hear this innocent comment all the time. While it may sound convenient and inexpensive, ask these questions before you sign up. Is the owner operator a licensed USCG captain? Have they done it before? Are they insured for charters and for burying people at sea? Do they have liability insurance? Is the boat clean or does it have a lot of green head fly’s buzzing around due to rancid baits? Do they have a head aboard? Do they have proper seating for passengers? Do they know the laws? Do they report scatterings to the EPA? Does the EPA know them as a reputable provider? Do they have the required safety equipment for a charter? Have they been recently boarded by the US Coast Guard for a safety check? Are all of the vessel’s boats papers in order for documentation, life raft certifications, EIRPB’s and more up to date? Crew drug testing up to date?
Clients tell us that they want the most important last memory of their loved one not to be a nightmare but one of smiles and good tears.
Your burial at sea experience for your loved one needs to be conducted as professional as possible and there are hundreds of details to attend to. You want to remember the beauty of the moment versus the leaky deck or odiferous boat ride while sitting on a five gallon pail top. We have seen it all and many clients come to us after they ask the above questions.
What to be careful of in selecting a burial at sea provider: Stay away from boat brokers who simply act as the facilitator to put a buyer (you) and seller (Boat charter) together to make a transaction happen no matter what the required cultural formality, legality or requested family wishes and details may be. Brokers are a dime a dozen. They can be ruthless to just “get the order.” Be careful and wary of the “low ball” boat brokers who will not actually participate in your actual event at sea. They are just there to sell vessel time and are most probably not properly licensed and insured to actually run your event, nor do they want to. Brokers do not discuss your family needs or conduct your actual sea tribute. When an event is not timed properly and you use more vessel time than you need you might be surprised to get back to the dock and be presented with an additional invoice for $600+ or more for unplanned “Sea time”. They do not file the proper permits as required by Federal and State law. No warranty, no guarantee, nothing in the way of client family support. You typically show up at the dock and the broker simply points you to your vessel. Brokers just book the boat and are done with it once the payment clears. They can be nice as pie when you inquire about a booking but do nothing in the way of putting together your sea burial tribute together and we mean nothing. This is especially problematic during an actual at sea ash scatterings when the vessel may not be positioned properly because there are no experienced people aboard running the event and that can result in “ash blow back” or the “station wagon effect” when Uncle Chuck’s cremated remains become airborne and flow back up to the boat deck or stick to your sweater. And what if someone drops or prematurely spills the urn—are they insured for that? No. If you are seeking a full body burial at sea is the broker going to follow the very strict US Navy guidelines required or the many hours of planning time between funeral home, family, church, vessel and crew? Most probably not
Why we do what we do at New England Burials At Sea LLC
First, we handle all of the details as this is our full time business. We are the experts. We help you plan your event during your difficult time of need. We have the vessel and crew ready, equipped, clean and welcoming to your group when you board. We are recognized by the US Navy, US Coast Guard and the EPA. We are recommended by and used by hundreds of funeral homes across America. Having been approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice in –Westerville, OH, we train funeral directors in continuing education in class room settings on the proper procedures during sea burials. Plain and simple we are the go to company for sea burials.
Our company operates year round providing cost effective, attended or unattended traditional ash scattering memorial cruises and complete full bodycasket free sea burials using our eco friendly burial shroud per USCG regulations, presided over by the captain and a funeral director for full body committals, serving all faiths with personalized services.
For ash scatterings, we voyage out three nautical miles, scatter ashes with a customized sea tribute service and return to port. All sea burials include an official parchment sea burial certificate marking the latitude and longitude of your final resting place. We now use 31 different vessels from 30’ to 115’ for up to 400 passengers from Maine to Miami. All vessels are clean, current and have the latest safety gear.
We include waters and sodas. Your family is welcome to bring munchies and beer and wine if you wish(if the vessel does not have a cash bar aboard). We also have very nice box lunch catering available. You can do your own photography or we can provide. We are very flexible.
A 50% deposit books your day and time. We accept all credit card and personal checks or money orders.
The price includes, the vessel, fuel, taxes, soft drinks, up to three hrs portal to portalthe steering captain and our services for the sea tributearrangements, six signed and sealed burial certificates, filing with the EPA, a suggested order of service and an “e book” of poems and readings you might like to look through and consider for your sea tribute. We also include an eight-bell end of watch blessing & ship’s horn farewell while circling the ocean flower field after the scattering. While planning, please take advantage of our no cost in house concierge service that can assist with hotel, dining, flowers, city and airport transportation services.
The price does not include optional food, flowers, urns, parking, or music.
Options for slight additional cost: Taps or favorite song(s) or both, Door to shore livery service, simulcasting world wide with internet logins (summer 2011) , water urns, bag pipers, extra certificates, catering, 10 GA cannon Salute send off $15.00, Single flower $5.00, Plump rose petals $75, select hand picked Sea Flowers $100, Ocean Friendly Sea Wreath $145.00. Bagpiper for 2 hours $300 (Abundant “tune” library), custom nautical memory chart™ (11” x 14”) an official NOAA Nautical chart of the exact area showing committal location $100, Sea Memory Bottles™$15 each. Photo show with music up to 75 candid’s create a 3-5 minute long photo show with online access taken by a professional photographer $475.00 with optional reprints available. Ask about our new 8 Bell Burgee Program.
1. What type of boat is being used for your size of family?
2. Is it USCG approved with all the required safety equipment?
3. Are the licensed Coast Guard Captains that are performing your service current with their certifications? Ask for a current copy of their USCG License if you are unsure.
4. Is the Sea Burial business recognized by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a responsible business in filing all required paperwork on a timely basis?
5. Does the Sea Burial business work closely with your funeral home or crematory as needed for no extra charge?
6. Does the service have a reference list available of current clients that you can speak with?
7. Will the burial at sea service perform your service at your geographic location of choice?
8. Does the sea burial business perform the sea burial within 48 hours if asked (weather permitting) versus other services taking up to 30 days?
9. Is there someone at the toll free # during business hours when you call or just an answering machine?
10. Is the service member in good standing of the Local Chamber of Commerce or other nationally recognized group or agency?
11. Does the Burial at sea services complete all of your permits and filings for you?
12. Does the sea burial service offer a “Door to shore®” livery service if needed?
13. Is the sea burial business properly insured on land as well as at sea?
New England Burials At Sea LLC provides all of the above and more.
Trust us as hundreds of families do each year—we guarantee it.
Ask to see what the Boston Globe and TV program Chronicle recently said about us.
We also have a DVD that shows interviews with our founding captain, client families, The Boston Globe and more.
Call us today toll free at (877) 897.7700 or email OceanBurial@aol.com, for your burial at sea “free” info pack.
Thank you for considering our service offerings.
Captain Brad White