CONTACT: BradWhite, New England Burials At Sea LLC Tel: 877.897.7700, email: Oceanburial@aol.com
Wednesday January 4, 2012
New England Burials at Sea, LLC (NEBAS) Expands services from Maine to Florida
Marshfield, MA– New England’s most requested at sea burial service 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.
Founder Captain Brad White said, “It makes sense for us to expand into the Florida market as many of our North East and Mid West snowbird clients flock to the warm weather for most of the year and some permanently. They may eventually want to come home to their final resting place up north but we need an active program in Florida to handle today’s growing sea burial needs there.”
NEBAS is the best known company in the USA for sea burials and it uses only properly insured and current U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licensed captains who are Sea Burial Certified™ by NEBAS. They operate clean, safe and up to date vessels from Maine to Ft Lauderdale/ Miami/Tampa/Clearwater for Florida client families and the company works with an approved network of funeral homes in Florida. The company handles all required permits and licenses and filings with the EPA. Vessels vary from vintage Maine down east style to sport or luxury level vessels accommodating from 1-6 up to 35 or for larger families up to 150-400 people.
NEBAS Burials at sea are legal, approved per USCG and EPA, meet and exceed regulations and are easy to plan. 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 and $95 for pets. Attended services are more.
“The company ensures a loved one their final requested resting place at sea, while relieving family of significant financial burdens in their time of distress as sea burials are typically less in cost than traditional funerals, though a funeral director is required for the actual cremation or to be in attendance for a full body sea burial,” said White.
White added, “In today’s changing culture, many families are always on the move so a sea burial makes sense if family does not intend to future visit a traditional grave site. When cremated remains are scattered, they travel the world forever and that is what most people want. We tell families, “when you look at the water you will always see me” and that usually always makes them well up as that is what Mom or Dad always wanted.”
The company also voyages off shore for full body burials with their exclusive ocean friendly Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud® for eco-friendly full body committals in 600+ feet of water.
Burials At Sea may be attended by 1-35 people plus crew on many standard vessels and up to 150 passengers on larger vessels in Florida. The trained crew conducts 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’s, 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.
About NEBAS: 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 for groups up to 400 people since 2006 and is recognized by the EPA, US Navy, U.S.C.G. and many area funeral homes and crematories. Scatterings are also offered by Airplane in the North East 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 offers a Belated Burial At Sea® program for those family members who have not quite decided to do with their loved one’s remains. “The vast majority of cremations never have a proper, dignified “celebration of life” burial ceremony,” said company founder Captain Brad White. The Belated Burial – a memorial ash scattering that pays tribute to a loved one when a family is still holding onto their cremated remains and not knowing how to put them to final rest answers that lingering need. One simple phone call handles it all.
The company also designed and manufactures the Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud®.
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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