Maersk Alabama Deaths Due to Deadly Mix of Heroin and Alcohol – Toxicologist

2009 file photo of the MV Maersk Alabama
2009 file photo of the MV Maersk Alabama

On 18 February 2014, two American security contractors working for Virginia-based Trident Group were found dead in their cabin on board the containership Maersk Alabama while docked in Port Victoria, Seychelles.

The Seychelles Police report today they have received the toxicologist report into the deaths of these men and note that no trace of any poison was found, effectively ruling out foul play.

The report notes that the heroin found in the cabin where the men were found had a purity level of 44 percent and that the blood sample analysis showed the men had also been consuming alcohol.

“After analyzing the reports from Mauritius, local pathologist has concluded that both Reynolds and Kennedys’ heart failure had been as a result of a combination of heroin and alcohol consumption,” the report added.