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.
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