Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Chris Hagerman7
Two Former Navy SEALs Found Dead Aboard Maersk Alabama
According to an article posted today by Fox News, two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar. The men worked for the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.
Tom Rothrauff, president of the Trident Group stated that details of the contractors’ deaths remain unclear, but they were not on watch and did not die while performing a security operation. He said an initial assessment of the scene did not suggest any foul play.
The Maersk Alabama was featured in the movie ‘Captain Phillips,’ which was based on a pirate hijacking off the coast of Somalia and the dynamic rescue of Captain Richard Phillips by Navy SEALs.
Read the full story courtesy of Fox News.
I can't wrap my mind around this. My husband worked with Jeff's dad for years as a firefighter and our fire dept community is in shock. I just hope both families get some answers, no matter where the truth may lead. Hurry home Jeff
So ... 2 (ex) SEALs end up dead on a ship that was used to make a movie about SEALs. That's seriously fucked-up.
Wow.. two people found dead and not foul play, scary.. If they had bec ome ill, couldn't they have been airlifted? This is terrible. Rest in peace, angels.