viking funeral

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viking funeral

Postby pilvikki » 04 Oct 2014, 17:51

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Re: viking funeral

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Oct 2014, 18:28

Maybe because a flare was used to set the pyre alight? The people attending the funeral were obviously fairly close to the boat as it set alight, and I suppose it was just a precautionary measure to have coast guards on standby.

Nice way of saying goodbye to someone though.
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Re: viking funeral

Postby Yogi » 06 Oct 2014, 06:57

Burial at sea is one of the "company" benefits of working for the US Coast Guard. I believe the US Navy provides the same benefit. This particular kind of burial at sea was indeed unique, but part of the package plan.
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Re: viking funeral

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Oct 2014, 15:57

Aww, thanks for that Yogi. I think that if someone's been an old "sea dog", it's quite a nice way of saying goodbye.
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