Not All We Need to Know - Part 2
Updates below are from Part I [bold and color emphasis below are mine]:
- February 24, 2014
Official: Heart attack and respiratory failure
Seychelles police said samples were being sent to nearby Mauritius for analysis to establish if the men had consumed "a substance" that could have caused a heart attack or respiratory failure. BBC News
Update #2 (
FINALFebruary 22, 2014 )
Official: Drugs, needles found with dead officers on Maersk - Sat (CNN)
"Traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles found with the bodies of two American security officers on the container ship Maersk Alabama suggested the deaths resulted from drug overdoses, a Seychelles government official has told CNN. ... A Seychelles police statement said that despite media accounts of traces of drugs, authorities have not released any reports suggesting the deaths were the result of an overdose. The statement, however, did not deny that drugs were found or suggest an alternative cause of death."
"Based on our experience with the contractor, this is an isolated incident," Maersk said. But it said new drug tests would start immediately and the company's shore-leave policy was under review.
Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman, said the service was investigating the deaths, as required by American law. But he said the deaths "do not appear to be criminal in nature, related to vessel operations, the material condition of the ship or their duties as security personnel."
Update #1 February 21, 2014
Drugs found in room with two dead security officers
NAIROBI, Kenya — Dead Guards on Freighter Are Identified as Former Navy SEAL Members
While the causes of death were still under investigation, a spokesman for the ship’s owners said a police report indicated that drugs were in the cabin where the two bodies were found. New York times