Drugs Responsible for Maersk Alabama Deaths
Two security officers, Mark Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds, two former U.S. Navy SEAL members, were found in their cabin on February 18th aboard the MV Maersk Alabama in Port Victoria.
The Seychelles Police have now received the toxicologist’s reports of samples sent to Mauritius for further analysis.
The cabin where the two Americans were discovered had pills, syringes and a substance later confirmed to contain traces of heroin.
It is to be remembered that post mortem results carried out on the two security officers employed with a U.S. security firm, Trident Security, revealed that they had both died from heart failure.
Further forensic analysis done on stomach contents and blood samples of the two officers sent to Mauritius has revealed no trace of any poison, thus ruling out foul play. The same analysis carried out on the heroin sample discovered and seized by the Police in the cabin had a purity of the heroin at 44%. Blood sample analysis also showed that the two men had been consuming alcohol, creating a lethal mix.
After analyzing the reports from Mauritius, a local pathologist has concluded that both Reynolds and Kennedy's heart failure was a result of a combination of heroin and alcohol consumption.
The case has now been forward to the Attorney General’s office for further consultation.