Aspects of Legality For Crew’s Ship Burial At Sea

  • Samsul Bahri Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Bustamin Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Muchlis Muhayyang Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Britney Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
Keywords: Burial, Crew, ILO Regulation.


Basically burying is burying the body or corpse in the ground. The purpose of burying is to protect the corpse from physical reproach and covering the personal disgrace of the corpse, in addition to avoiding the process of decomposition that spread the smell and the bacteria or viruses from the corpse’s decomposition process. The burial process by throwing corpse into the sea is the last option taken by the leadership onboard. With various considerations.Colonialism and war were the two main reasons for burial or burial into the sea in the 19th century. The ILO Seafarer's Service Regulations on sea sailing are carried out for several reasons including: ships sailing in international waters; ABK has been dead for more than 24 hours or the death is due to infectious diseases; several cases of dumping bodies into the sea were carried out because there were no facilities for handling bodies on board. the ship is unable to store the bodies for hygiene reasons. Refrigerator is one of device that can be holded decomposition process with temperature at + 4 ℃ and -20 ℃. The company must be responsible for the investigation process and provide confirmation of the cause of death of the crew's ship through autopsy.