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Drugs discovered on 'Captain Phillips' ship where ex-SEALs found dead

Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the cabin where two ex-Navy SEALs were found dead earlier this week, according to a company spokesman.

The bodies of security contractors Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, of Baton Rouge, La., and Jeffrey Reynolds, 44, were discovered in a cabin of the Maersk Alabama on Tuesday while at port in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

The ship is widely known for having been hijacked by Somalian pirates in 2009, an event was dramatized in the 2013 Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips."

Maersk Line, Limited spokesman Kevin Speers told the Associated Press on Thursday that a police report detailed the presence of drugs and paraphernalia in the cabin where the men were found, but he added that the type of drug was unknown.

The Maersk Alabama left port after the conclusion of the investigation, resuming its duties by heading to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Speers told the Los Angeles Times earlier Thursday.

The two Americans had joined the ship at the end of January and were employed by Trident Security, founded by former SEALs.

The men's service with the SEALs was confirmed with the Navy by the AP.

The Alabama transports food aid to East Africa as part of the U.S. government's Food for Peace program, according to the Norfolk, Va.-based company.

 

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