Social distancing for burials at sea

Published on April 8th, 2020

Captain Brad White, founder of New England Burials at Sea (Marshfield, MA), reports how his company has designed a no charge upgrade program for the increased demand of COVID-19 related family scattering requests in 2020.

White shared that during this devastating public health crisis his company is upgrading many 1-6 passenger attended by family events from the standard 30’-50’ vessels to larger 65’ – 110’ vessels at no additional charge, enabling for safe at sea 6’+ social distancing for up to 10 passengers aboard at the same time while following published CDC safety requirements.

Capt. White expects full body sea burials at sea are on hold at this time until after the pandemic subsides but in the meantime is offering this no charge scattering upgrade program so families can get the healing and closure they need without feeling compelled to make immediate or uncertain final plans helping families to cope with the unexpected loss of their loved one.

New England Burials at Sea is the largest USCG licensed provider for customized ash scatterings at sea serving families from all cultures and creeds, civilian and military, on both coasts of the USA for groups up to 400 people since 2006.

The company operates year-round from Maine to Miami and from San Diego to Seattle, departing from over 73 ports with 86 different vessels.

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