Drugs Found Where 2 Died on 'Captain Phillips' Ship
Overdose suspected in deaths of ex-SEALs
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2014 3:06 AM CST
Crew members work aboard the US-flagged Maersk Alabama.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the cabin where two former Navy SEALs were found dead on the ship made famous by a pirate hijacking, police in the Seychelles say. It's not clear what type of drug was involved, and while autopsy results are still pending, there is suspicion the pair died from overdoses, reports the New York Daily News. Both men were security contractors on the Maersk Alabama container ship, which was portrayed in the move Captain Phillips.

The chief of the maritime security firm Trident Group says there "is no immediate indication as to the cause of death, but the deaths were not caused by operational activity" and the men's next of kin have asked for no further information to be released, the AP reports. The company was founded by former Navy SEALs and the Navy has confirmed that the men, aged 43 and 44, were members of an elite unit sometimes used to combat piracy.

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Feb 21, 2014 8:59 AM CST
If you're 43 or 44 and still doing heroin or coke, or whatever OD kind of drug, you got some major issues in your life.
Dick Peligro
Feb 21, 2014 8:33 AM CST
Former SEALs using drugs?! Oh, say it ain't so! (I thought only welfare bums & their liberal enablers used drugs, right, Antilberal?) Next thing they'll be telling us is that Secret Service agents patronize prostitutes! These are our heroes, and these sorts of stories don't fit the Wingnut/FAUX News agenda of slavish glorification of the military!!
Feb 21, 2014 3:36 AM CST
so they picked up a bad batch of drugs. end of story.