Skip to comments.2 Maersk Alabama guards dead (former USN SEALs)
Posted on 02/19/2014 7:28:35 AM PST by logi_cal869
Listening to domestic-extremist/right-wing-AM-radio, heard a news report about 2 guards being found dead on the Maersk Alabama in Seychelles. The report identified the guards as 'former Navy SEALs'. Tragic.
If it's posted anywhere, I can't find it and it's not indexed in search engines yet.
I can't say with certainty whether it was Bloomberg news or Fox News, as this station mixes it up and I didn't catch that.
Update: From the radio station:
FOX News (feed) sez:
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, according to the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.
The company said families of the two contractors have been notified and requested that their names not be released.
A spokesman from the shipping line only confirmed that two people had been found dead, citing the ongoing investigation.
The Maersk Alabama was featured in the movie 'Captain Phillips,' which was based on a pirate hijacking off the coast of Somalia in 2009. It had been docked in Victoria, Seychelles, which is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
I’m too much of a paranoid, conspiracy theorist to attempt a reply, but I’ll be paying attention to this thread.
Fox News (Martha McCallum) reporting this right now.
Bookmark! Prayers Said.
Wasn’t there a few minutes ago. Was browsing tweets when I found the story.
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
For those who haven’t seen it, the movie ‘Captain Phillips’ is worth watching.
You consider Fox/Bloomberg to be "extremist/right-wing"???
Crew responding to the movie said the captain was a jerk. The movie was not true, fantasy yes.
Theory ... Killers were in a container? Loaded to ship with supplies and escape means?
“LONE SURVIVOR” would be a better choice.
Nothing on Lloyds news yet.
Just speculating, but I’d guess this was a long-planned revenge hit for the first Maersk Alabama episode.
Captns are not paid to be friendly.
That may be true, and thanks for mentioning it as I’ll look into this, but underlings usually see anyone in charge as jerks. I’ve not known many people that praise management.
Those ships are fairly easy to board. They probably just drove a boat up and snuck on. Might have had inside help.
whooooo DID it .... whoooooo DID it !!!!
Thanks. I’m waiting for the rental to come out. (I hate going to movie theaters with all the attendant hassels.)
I too am thinking inside help.
Fox picked it up later 30 minutes later via Twitter. The first broadcast was apparently what I heard via their breaking news feed into the radio station and the web 'blurb' showed up seconds prior to my posting it above.
I think he was joking. That's what the Left thinks of it.
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
Tom hanks, flaming obama supporter in the movie.
I refuse to further enrich the I Hate America crowd.
Did that really need a </sarc> tag?
Well, maybe...I guess. Apologies...was focused on finding citation for the radio report.
Captain may have been a jerk but remember you are dealing with union sailors here. One small spot in the movie showed the union attitude.
I wonder if the British SAS that shot up the Davidian Compound in Waco are still doing black bag ops for Kringtong? /nutjobconspiracy
Peter Doocy coming up on Fox in 2 minutes (1135am ET) with ‘details’, according to his tweet.
one better i'll wait until it's in the library
I wonder if Hanks will make a sequel about this?
A lot of the longshoreman in that part of the world are pirates. In Viet Nam some of the longshoreman were VC.
Sri Lanka we observed and praised the physical prowness of a longshoreman climbing just wires & toe holds up five levels of containers on the stern of the ship ahead of us. The pilot bringing us in said those are the same guys that would board us as pirates.
Desert storm we were on high alert for terrorists boarding us in Asia. In one port they “doubled the guard” by putting grinning idiots leaning hands & face on their ancient shotguns while their cohorts looted the containers.
Inside help indeed. Al Quada infiltrated longshoreman is my guess.
Updated and moved into news.
Thanks for updating. The story still sounds ‘odd’, but at least it’s confirmed; waiting for posts from Doocy’s ‘details’ (I don’t get Fox).
Ship was at sea when they were found dead in the same cabin. Cause of death unknown at this time.
Plot indeed thickens.
cook or servers on the line serving food? Another theory. Finding very little regarding cause of death.
all am finding states ... cause of deaths to be determined by autopsy.
ping ... found anything?
I don’t think anyone on the ship. Having said that, I remember, many years ago, a coastie was busted for selling seamans documents to illegal, drum roll, amish, Seattle.
Still might be an Al Quada connection. Maybe the guys were somehow exposed in the previous port. Did they buy something or accept something from a “friendly”.
Easy to target someone when they think the danger level is past. 12-15 years ago an MST (Military Sea Transport, called something different today, I’m not keeping up) tanker had just put their shotguns away when they thought they were out of the pirate zone, Malaca Straits, and they got hit.
It is with great sorrow that Trident Group confirms the death of two Security contractors while onboard a merchant vessel which was pierside in the Seychelles. At the request of the families, the names are not being released. Seychelles authorities are conducting a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident. There is no immediate indication as to the cause of death, but the deaths were not caused by operational activity. The next of kin have asked that no further information be released and requested that all respect the privacy of the families. Thomas Rothrauff President/CEOFrom Fox News, a/o 2220 UTC :
Authorities identified the two men as Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44.
Details of the contractors' deaths remain unclear, but they were not on watch and did not die while performing a security operation, Tom Rothrauff, the president of the Trident Group, said. He said an initial assessment of the scene did not suggest any foul play.
Tragic. (and mysterious)
Glen Doherty is the sniper who shot the Somali pirate who was holding Captain Phillips hostage. (According to stuff I read previously)
The movie was true Captain Phillips was taken hostage on the life boat that is what the movie is based on.
USCG will be investigating. I don’t believe requests for privacy by the company or family has a bearing on what is released.
Maybe you’re right, but my point in citing the statement by Trident is the fact that they made it, not the USCG.
It sounded more ‘agency’ than ‘family’...ya know?
Just fyi, the station, and others likely, doesn’t have any decision in who BiCoastal Media picks to supply the news feeds; they’ve used both and it only takes a second to miss who supplied it. Same goes for the PSAs I frequently hear for ‘They Work for Us’ paid by the National Treasury Employees Union (they were none-too-happy to hear about those spots...PSAs are inserted automatically by computer and they don’t listen to ‘broadcast reception’ during the show). Personally, I think they use both for news for obvious reasons.
I hate to even post this update, but I would never put it up as its own thread
Source: Seychelles video shows 2 Americans on the town before deaths
Tragic, and very, very curious...
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