A deceased Brother is said to have undertaken his last voyage or final passage.. It is also said that “hhe now sails on serene seas ” or “hhe now sails,, bow bearing to eternity..”” On a special roster of the Brotherhood he will keep his pennant number.. This number will never be reused..
A very moving ceremony is observed by the Chilean Hermandad. It goes like this:
The Look – Out : Captain,, a ship leaves the harbor under full sail..
The Captain:: Who is in command of that vessel ?
The Look – Out:: It is Brother of the Coast ………((name of the deceased))
The Captain : What is his heading ?
The Look – Out : He sails with his bow bearing to eternity
The Bosun sounds four times the bell..
The Captain:: Brothers, life follows its course, let’s retire..