Drugs found on Maersk ship where 2 ex-SEALs died

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Posted: Feb 20, 2014 4:50 PM by Brock Vergakis
Source: Associated Press

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NORFOLK, Va. - A company spokesman says police found drugs and other paraphernalia aboard the Maersk Alabama during their investigation into the deaths of two former Navy SEALs on the ship, one of whom lived in Baton Rouge.

Mark Daniel Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the Norfolk-based ship while it was in the island nation of Seychelles. Police have not given a cause of death.

Kennedy listed Baton Rouge as his home address, according to Navy officials.

Maersk Line, Limited spokesman Kevin Speers says the police report includes observations about the presence of drugs and paraphernalia in the room Kennedy and Reynolds were found in. He says the type of drug is unknown.

The Maersk Alabama became famous after a 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates that was dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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