Coffin specifications for funeral directors burying someone at sea.
There are special requirements for the materials and design of coffins used in sea burial. Coffins built to these specifications will help prevent the body being returned to shore by tidal currents or being caught by fishing gear.
Anyone who has a licence to carry out a burial at sea, eg the relatives of the person who has died and the funeral director, must follow the specifications.
Marine Licensing Team
0300 123 1032
11 June 2014
Marine Management Organisation
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