Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film “Captain Phillips,” Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.
According to police, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, were discovered dead by a colleague who went to check on Kennedy late Tuesday afternoon while the ship was moored in Port Victoria. No cause of death was given and an investigation is underway.
A.P. Moller-Maersk said in a statement, “The cause of the death for both men is part of the ongoing investigation, but it was not related to vessel operations or their duties as security personnel.”
Reynolds and Kennedy worked for Trident Security Firm USA, which identified them as former Navy SEALs.
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