Burial At Sea: US Navy Buries Osama Bin Laden in Arabian Sea

by OldSailor on May 3, 2011


USS_Carl_Vinson_CVN_70_LogoGlobal terror chief Osama Bin Laden was killed by US Navy SEALs of Special Operation Forces on May 01, 2011 in Pakistan. His body was buried at sea.

Reasons for burying Osama Bin Laden’s body at sea are:

  • No country was willing to accept Osama Bin Laden’s body.
  • The burial in land was avoided to avoid setting up of a tomb/shrine/memorial for Osama Bin Laden by his supporters.

The body was taken to aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) of U.S. 5th Fleet and buried in the North Arabian Sea after performing religious rites within 24 hours of the terrorist leader’s death.

Read more from U.S. Navy: Bin Laden Buried at Sea.

Update: May 04, 2011

Burial at Sea is considered as an honour by the mariners. But his sympathizers feel it different. Read more from Express India: Osama’s Sea Burial Humiliating, say Scholars.

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