New York Metro Area Funeral Directors Sea Burial Certified™

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New England Burials at Sea LLC (NEBAS) Sea Burial Certifies participating Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association funeral homes (MetFDA) at Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens NY during April 2015 CEU training seminar.

Captain Brad White, Founder of NEBAS, Sea Burial Certified™ several N.Y. Metro area funeral directors in a one hour (1 CEU session) in the regulations of Sea Scattering, Full Body Burial best practices, USCG Regulations, required EPA permitting general maritime rules and regulations and more on how to plan and what to expect.

New York Metro Se Burial Certification
Captain Brad White explains USCG Rules and regulations

White said, “I was impressed with the quality of questions from the NY area directors. Their client families have been inquiring on how and where to do sea burials. Now the sea burial certified* directors can offer the service, earn on it and feel comfortable that a reputable, licensed and insured company like NEBAS works closely with the funeral director and client family together.”

EPA, USCG sea burial options
Capt Brad demonstrating the Atlantic and Pacific Burial Shroud

Certification means that the funeral director has gained the general equivalency to be able to properly describe sea burial options with the basic understanding of EPA & USCG rules, laws & regulations with general good common sense.

MetFDA Director Bob Ruggerio said, “It is refreshing to have a progressive company like NEBAS train our group on best practices so our directors can offer high quality additional cremation options when families sometimes walk out of the funeral home without a plan. The full body sea burial and airplane scatterings as just what client families have been asking for and now we have a reputable source to share with our membership.”

Met FDA About the MetFDA:
Since 1978, MetFDA has been a professional trade association of 250 firms with over 1,000 employees representing corporate and independent funeral establishments in the New York Metropolitan region including Westchester County by providing continuing education seminars, regular newsletters and other resources for the funeral industry including government agency interaction for compliance and consumer affairs.

For more information on the MetFDA, please contact Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association Director Bob Ruggiero, P.O Box 261, Bronx, NY 10464 – Phone: (800) 763 – 8332 Website:

About NEBAS: Since 2006, the company offers ash scatterings at sea and eco-friendly full body sea burials, serving families for up to 400 people, on over 84 vessels, departing over 45 ports from Maine to Miami and San Diego to San Francisco and is recognized by the EPA, US Navy, U.S.C.G. and over a thousand funeral homes and crematories in the USA. The company designed and manufactures the Atlantic & Pacific Sea burial Shroud®.

For more information on Sea Burial Certification™ contact:

New England Burials At Sea LLC,
Capt Brad White
149 Old Main St, PO box 489, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051, Office: 781.834.0112, Email:

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