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Maersk Alabama: Two Americans found dead on 'Captain Phillips' ship

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The Maersk Alabama has had its fair share of attention over the course of the past couple years with the film "Captain Phillips" telling its story with one Tom Hanks as the star. Now, it is the focus of attention again as Reuters reported on Feb. 19, 2014, that two American security workers have been found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama.

The two Americans - Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44 - were found dead in a cabin aboard the Maersk Alabama on Tuesday. Yes, it is the very same ship that was made famous by being hijacked and overtaken by pirates.

No cause of death has been revealed by the police, but have said that a post mortem has been scheduled. The United States Coast Guard is investigating the deaths of the two men.

"The cause of the death for both men is part of the ongoing investigation, but it was not related to vessel operations or their duties as security personnel," its statement said.

A statement from the Navy reveals that one of the men found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama was a former Navy SEAL.

Records released by the Navy reveal that Mark Daniel Kennedy enlisted in 1995 and completed his final tour in 2008. His hometown was listed as Baton Rouge, LA, and that he was aged 43.

The bodies of the men were found in a cabin of the Maersk Alabam as it was berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean.

The film titled "Captain Phillips" told of the hijacking of the ship and the lead role was played by Tom Hanks, but the film has come under much scrutiny. Many question just how much of it was truth and accurate, according to those that were on the Maersk Alabama at the time of the incident.

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