An American aircraft carrier has been on a mission for months, carrying over 5,000 US sailors. It is incredibly susceptible and consequently there is a considerable risk of someone d̴y̴i̴n̴g̴ on board. The term “responsibility” refers to the act of determining whether or not a person is responsible for his or her own actions. What happens when someone drowns in the middle of the sea, and why is the b̴u̴r̴i̴a̴l̴ done at sea rather than on land? US Navy b̴u̴r̴i̴a̴l̴ at sea.
In a scenario where the deceased has to be taken to land while the aircraft carrier is on deployment, the body is placed in a body bag and stored in a freezer known to sailors as a reefer. This storing procedure is to preserve the body until the deceased can be transferred to a morgue. The naval term for transferring a dea.d body to land is called Personnel Transfer.
Unless the vessel is at war or engaged in a battle, the deceased can be Pers-Trans’d to a medical examiner in a couple of days. Otherwise, the body might be preserved for weeks, sometimes months. However, if there is no request to deliver the body to land, the sailor is buried at sea.
A regular method for a disposition at sea exists. Everyone who attends the funeral must be dressed in the Uniform of the Day. The adjutant, also known as the Officer of the Deck, announces “All hands b̴u̴r̴iy the d̴e̴a̴d̴” to the personnel of the ship. If at all feasible, the ship is brought to a stop. Watch video below: