US security officers found dead on Maersk Alabama
MV Maersk Alabama leaves Mombasa, Kenya, April 21, 2009 after pirate attack took her captain hostage. ( Laura A. Moore, US Navy)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Two US security officers were found dead on board container ship Maersk Alabama this afternooon in Port Victoria, the main port of the Seychelles islands.
Seychelles Police spokesperson Jean Toussaint confirmed the men were found dead in their cabin, with a report of the incident to the Police at 5.32pm. The identities of the two men were not disclosed. The Seychelles Police are investigating the deaths.
The Maersk Alabama, a major merchant ship, was supposed to leave Port Victoria today.
The ship was attacked twice by Somali pirates in seven months in 2009, and one of the hijacking experiences was made into a Hollywood movie Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi, which was released in 2013.