burial at sea

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burial at sea

The burial of a deceased in marine waters, either by weighting the shrouded body and dropping it in the water, or after cremation, with the ashes being scattered over the water. Burial at sea has a long tradition with the British, Canadian and the US navies, with pomp and circumstance that includes stopping the ship, firing party, crew at parade rest, casket bearers, a bugler and a flag draped over the coffin until it is dropped into the sea. Some religions (e.g., Judaism) are strictly opposed to the practice.
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Dear royal, glorious little dog, buried at sea off the east coast of Australia!
Siegers the father, the old gentleman who retired from business on a fortune and got buried at sea going home, HE had to interview Falk in his private office.
When the yacht Correlation docked in Aden, Yemen, six days later, French skipper Philippe Sorel said the body was buried at sea because it could not be stored on board.
Washington, May 2(ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body will be buried at sea, as the United States does not want his burial place to become a terrorist shrine, officials have said.
"In the early stages we really thought we would find him, but I'm trying to remember he would've probably have wanted to be buried at sea.
THE whale which was washed ashore over the Christmas period has been buried at sea.
Washington, May 2(ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body has been buried at sea, as the United States does not want his burial place to become a terrorist shrine, a US official has said.
The family, living in Dundee, were unsure if Mr McGuire had been buried at sea or on land and, after several years searching, could only find out the ship had headed towards Liverpool for repairs after the attack.
Alan MacLean, 28, from Aberdeen, was killed on a yacht off Somalia and was buried at sea the next day.
He was buried at sea and a new master, known only as Captain Jones, became the watch's custodian - probably intending to give it to the Prichard family after arriving in Liverpool.
She has agreed that, when I pass away, I will be buried at sea by her.
AIR crash victims John F Kennedy jnr, wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were buried at sea yesterday.