Marshfield, MA (PressExposure) February 16, 2012 -- 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 who have been Sea Burial Certified by NEBAS.
Most boaters and their families love the water. NEBAS professional ash scattering and full body burial at sea service quality is unmatched. All 46 of their vessels are clean, safe and current with all the latest safety gear. Client families have a choice of vessels from Basic to Moderate and or Premium trim levels, which can vary from sport to luxury level including some vintage Maine down-east style yachts dating back to 1935. Depending on the vessel, NEBAS can accommodate from 1-6 up to 35 or for larger families up to 400 people. Military Honor guards complete with buglers who sound taps can also be arranged for honorably discharged veterans. Catering and music are also available.
NEBAS founder Captain Brad White said, "Burial at sea and ash scattering is typically non-denominational and we cater to loved ones from all walks of life. In today's changing culture, many families are always on the move, so a sea burial can make 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 boaters and many others want. We are a very welcoming company to all," said White.
Expanding to New Ports- Capt. White continued, "We're growing at a pretty fast clip and need to continue expansion to better accommodate our family requests from across the USA. We are also reviewing new, select seasoned USCG Captains who are interested in becoming official NEBAS operators with vessels for ash scatterings and full body burials at sea. This will further help us to increase our number of departure ports on both the east and west coast which currently totals 44 ports and growing."
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 -Annapolis; Delaware- Lewes; Virginia -Virginia Beach; Florida - Port Canaveral, Sebastian Inlet, Miami / Lauderdale, Sarasota, Clearwater & Tampa. Many NEBAS vessels also travel from port to port.
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 and $95 for pets. Attended services are more. "Many families are not sure what to do with Grandpa who passed away many years ago and they still have his cremated remains in their care and custody. When they learn of our available services, they are quite relieved and comforted that they can finally set Grandpa free to travel the world via ocean currents," added White.
"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. Typically, sea burials are less in cost by up to two thirds that of a traditional funeral, though a funeral director is required for the actual cremation or to be in attendance for a full body sea burial," said White.
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'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.
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.