Ediz Hook Road
Port Angeles, WA
Air Station / Sector Field Office (SFO) Port Angeles,
Ediz Hook Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362-0159
Burial at Sea Requests
All burials at sea conducted within the Thirteenth
Coast Guard District are limited to the scattering of cremains (cremated
remains) only. Local assistance can be given by your local Coast Guard station
or by calling AIRSTA/SFO Port Angeles at (360) 417-5805. You may also fax a request
to (360) 417-5956 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Burials at sea are conducted as operations
and weather permit. If you have a specific date requested, please understand
the need to be flexible. There may be opportunity for next of kin to accompany
the Coast Guard during the burial but this is highly dependent on weather and
availability of resources.
To request burial at sea call 360-417-5805 or use the form USCG Worksheet 1779 and email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Commanding Officer, USCG AIRSTA/SFO, Ediz Hook
Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Will Need To Provide:
- Photocopy of
military retirement or honorable discharge papers (DD-214) of the deceased and,
- Marriage Certificate
(for deceased spouse) or,
- Birth Certificate (if
deceased is a child of military member) and,
- Photocopy of the
Death Certificate and,
- Burial Transit
Form (accompanies the cremains from funeral home) and,
- A note or letter giving permission for the Coast Guard to perform the burial-at
Sea of Cremains is Only Authorized for The Following:
- Active duty
personnel of all U. S. Armed Forces, Coast Guard Auxiliary members, and United
States Public Health.
discharged Veterans when so requested in writing by next of kin.
- Retired members of
the Armed Forces.
- Blood relatives
and wives of those members listed above.
U. S. Citizen with the exception of convicted felons and veterans who do not
have either an honorable or under honorable conditions (general) discharge.
- Military Casualties and Decedent Affairs Manual COMDTINST M1770.9