Burial at sea. Is this an option?...

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  1. Chadford

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    ...never given too much thought as to what I want doing with my remains when I pop my glogs. I don't much like the idea of having a plot of land just to accommodate my decaying carcase in or being incinerated in a furnace - both seem pretty wasteful (of space and fuel), and somehow lacking in any sense of a fruitful finality.

    Feels like a good idea, firstly, to give any available organs to someone else that needs them (probably not many of mine given my history). That done, I'd like to be sewn up in a cloth and bunged overboard at sea for the remains to be consumed by all the little sea dwelling fellas that I've most enjoyed eating myself over many years.

    Would tickle me to think that someone may well be eating their seafood platter with added 'Essence of Chadford'.

    Hmm...

    ...so is a burial at sea legal?

    :)
     
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    It must be... that bloke Osama watzisname springs to mind... and if its good enough for him...


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  4. BB3Lions

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    He's dead? Swore he's still in Guantanamo.. Never saw a body did you?
     
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    I bet they dropped the anchor on his toe afterwards, just for badness :D
     
  6. Rock Danger

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    They'd have to, there was **** all left of his face.
     
  7. walleee

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    It's much easier to just scatter someone ashes at sea, no need to notify maritime organisations but then I suppose for some it's not the same....
     
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    Burial at sea is no good for me.
    I can't swim. :facepalm:
     
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    That's nothing, I get sea sick..
     
  10. KeithO

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    If you're happy donating organs you should look into donating your whole body. Any usable organs will be used appropriately of course, but then the rest of your body will be used to train new doctors, etc. I don't think it matters (within reason) what state it's in.

    Body donation FAQs
     
  11. imightbewrong

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    Personally, I'm hanging on for a space burial.
     
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    How about a Viking burial. Float away on a blazing pyre into the sunset like Kirk Douglas :thumbsup:
     
  13. DR Kronenbourg

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    Just visit your local Taxidermist, he will make a mount out of you and feed your inards to his dogs:laugh:
     
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    Don't you mean Robert Maxwell?! :rotfl:

    Joking-aside: burial at sea, and/or scattering of ashes is legal in most parts of the UK, but it's best to get confirmation from the local council, just in case. The last thing you want is to have the service, and then get told you can't do the most important part (the scattering of the ashes or the burial at sea itself).


    Pooch
     
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    Does the local council have juristiction over the sea? :confused: It must end at some point :D
     
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    Hi IMBW,

    Not the jurisdictional issue, but local council's may not want you dumping Great Aunt Celia's ashes in the water, due to any potential Environmental hassles they may get.

    You know what "Health & Safety's" like these days! :(


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    Given that you can keep them in an un-sealed jar in your house, I can't see them having any issue chucking them in the sea. The council puts a lot worse things in the sea... :D
     
  19. DR Kronenbourg

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    My fathers ashes were scattered at sea, he was a fisherman lost in a boat accident, his friends ran the local RNLI lifeboat, we went out in that a had a little service then sent him on his way to the place he loved most.

    International waters start at 12 miles out, I thought full burial at sea was no longer allowed just incase the body ended up being washed ashore! I maybe wrong.
     
  20. imightbewrong

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    for bodies, but no way for ashes :)

    if you really want to dump a body, just go 12-miles out into no-mans land :)
     
  21. IronGiant

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    Indeed, I was sticking with the burial aspect as Chadford doesn't want to be BBQ'd :)
     
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    He died around the same time as Freddy Mercury didn't he. Both seen off by dodgy seamen, it seems.:rolleyes:
     
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    Burial at sea is legal. We did it for my grandfather back in March. We went to Thailand to send him off at the spot he loved most at sea.
     
  27. KeithO

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    You flew his body to Thailand?
     
  28. DR Kronenbourg

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    I may have to do this with the wife if she goes before me, she want the traditional Thai funeral of being burned on a pire then bones buried for 3 years I think, then they get dug up and they have a ceremony with buddhist monks, she went back to Thailand a couple years back for the digging up of her grandmothers bones, all very different I'd say, can't see this being allowed in the UK either.
     
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    I saw some photos of that on reddit a while back - they dress up the corpses in new clothes and dance with them and stuff...freaked me out.
     
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    Was that Thailand Frank? Wife's never mentioned that! Christ I'm hard pushed to dance with her alive, she got no chance when she's broon breed:D
     

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