Burial at Sea
Burial at sea is not just a tradition that was practiced by the Navy of old.
It is a means of final disposition of cremains and intact remains that is
offered to and still utilized by active duty, retired, and honorable
veterans of all branches of the United States military. Burial at sea
services are performed while the vessel is on official maneuvers. Therefore,
it is impossible for the family to be present. The family will be notified
by the commanding officer of that vessel of the date time, longitude, and
latitude of the committal service.