funeral at sea (or sea funeral) is a form of interment which requires a
specific and credible declaration from the deceased during his or her
lifetime (for example: He or she used to be a sailor and thus had formed
a close bond to the sea). The interment of a deceased at sea is only
allowed on special places.
After the cremation, the ashes will
be filled from the ash-capsule into a special sea urn and then interred
at sea. Sea urns are manufactured from materials which have to dissolve
in water within 48 hours after the funeral and do not have to be harmful
to the environment. The bereaved receive a sea chart with the exact location of the grave for future visitations.