DRUG TRACES On Maersk Alabama Reported In Seychelles



(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 told CNN on Thursday.
Seychelles police identified the bodies found Tuesday as Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44. They worked for Trident Group, a Virginia-based maritime security services firm, and Trident Group President Tom Rothrauff said both were former Navy SEALs.
"It's bizarre. Of course, it's a shock. They're all great guys," Rothrauff said. "I'm absolutely clueless as to what happened."
Police said an autopsy would be carried out later this week. But the Seychelles government official, who spoke on condition of not being identified, said the presence of drug traces and paraphernalia "would suggest that their deaths were a result of drug overdose."
The 500-foot Maersk Alabama was the target of an attempted hijacking in the pirate-infested waters off east Africa in 2009 -- an incident that inspired the 2013 film "Captain Phillips." The shipping giant Maersk, which hired the Trident Group to guard its ships, said Thursday that Trident would be conducting random drug tests of its employees.
"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. The Maersk Alabama has since left the Seychelles capital of Port Victoria, the company said Thursday.
Police said the ship arrived in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, on Sunday with a 24-man crew and had been expected to leave Tuesday. The bodies were found by a colleague who had gone to check in on one of the men in a cabin at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seychelles police said.
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."
In April 2009, four armed pirates attempted to hijack the Maersk Alabama 380 miles off the coast of Somalia. After the crew sank the pirates' vessel and foiled their efforts to take control of the container ship, the pirates took the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a lifeboat.
The incident ended three days later when Navy sharpshooters killed three of the pirates and captured the fourth. Phillips was unharmed.
The ship was attacked by pirates again later that year, but armed security personnel fought them off. Another attempt by pirates to board the ship, in March 2011, was thwarted when security personnel fired warning shots.

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  1. The Banana Republic of narcotics!

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  2. This is what was said two days ago in a previous blog:-

    Anonymous20 February 2014 08:04
    Indeed there are strange happenings on that tiny island, it's not surprising they are using the saying 'Seychelles sa!'
    After joining my fellow journalists here on the island of Mahe, I have made my own conclusion that drug traffickers are pushing some dangerous and illicit drugs around. One gets to hear more about sudden deaths involving Canadian and Americans because they are foreign nationals but what about Seychellois? How many have died and certified as natural causes such as kidney failure etc..?. Seychelles have neither testing facility for toxicology nor qualified toxicologists, and the police I understand is zero in this domain of investigation. Bet you the person who sold the drug to the Canadian in the Hotel is the same individual who made contact with the American sailors. There you go Commissioner Quatre and Minister Morgan, don't be so dumb, follow this lead.

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    1. Totally agree.

      Well one can complain about the Commissioner of Police to the Appeals Board recently set up with Perera as its Chairperson. Another kangaroo court. How many more favours is the President going to bestow on Perera for his laughable judgement in the Plantation case? or is there some other favour Perera did?

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  3. Durg traces means that Govinden drug gang went on board to collect their delivery and probably came across the two security gaurds who then need to be executed .CIA proffessionals i am more than sure make evidences pseak out the turth and Michel ghang must already be wondering ,for the USA government would make them pay for the crimes.

    Govinden must be having sleepness nights ,though his send his gang to destoryed evidence,USA knowledge,experience,technology is still going to make the corps talk.

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  4. Partilepep Escobars murdered USA citzens.Thjis could be the end game for aprtilepep.US will screw partilepep this time around,They did warning to stop crimes ,instead of stopping you murdered US citizens.US government would never allow this to go unpunished,soon Michel.Govinden and hid secret Escobar gang would have to answer and pay for their crimes.Partilepep is playing with fire--US governemnt would surely put their pants of fire.

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  5. PP;SCULLY:GOVINDEN have been chasing Gras smokers in order to keep their hard drug business operative,.It has been years now,not a single PP Escobar has ever been arrested and jailed because they were protected by the one -party state system.CIA is going to screw you asrse PP.The Pp escobars you been hiding,protecting and working for you would soon be identify and beleive me the US would not let monkeys murder their People as you been murdering Seychellois and get away with it.

    YOu have poured fuel on Fire,The fire gonna burn you.Soon ,CIA would come for you,and Khalifa won't be able to protect you.

    Forensic traces left would screw you PP;even if you have done everything to destorying,CIA nneds a small tiny sample to screw you.They can even ask that for instance All men should smaple showed trace of men DAN that all men in the country come to give their DNA smaple to encover who the Escobars and pp murders are.

    You will screwed this time you gangster.And you might even forced CIA.USA to offically call you at the HAGUE.

    YOu have provoke the lion in his hole,he is going to devor you monkeys.

    GOOD Smoke Govinden ,it might by your last one.

    Jeanne D?Arc

    Jeanne D'Arc



    Jeanne D'Arc

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  6. there would be no drug deaths if people did not use them.

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  7. I see that you are a non-parti lepep person huh.?
    If rocks fall on your house, will you say that it is because of PL.???

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    1. Yes... they did throw rocks during elections at my Grandmother's property. Lepep loves throwing rocks. It started when Rene was the leader of SPUP. Throwing rocks and stones at the police.

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  8. This is very bad for Seychelles and Scully. Whilst that journalist who wrote comment 2014 08:04 is still on the island, I would like to ask him what he has heard and thinks of our beautiful islands but ugly government. Please Mr. reporter!

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  9. OK, here is my dispatch. At the moment the country is abuzz with talk of a National Reconciliation process, but let us look at what is really happening in Seychelles sa!.
    National reconciliation presents the biggest hurdle to Seychelles' reform process. Many Seychellois abroad remain sceptical of Seychelles Government’s economical developments amid ongoing internal political and financial situation. To bring a comprehensive change to a nationwide reconciliation, President Michel must solve deep-rooted political conflicts by introducing rapid individual involvement deals in his national efforts, such as the formation of a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' composed of members from all political parties, initiate a healing process whereby the coup leaders apologize publicly starting with Rene and Michel themselves, and abolishing Party-Lepep domination of the District Administration offices, etc.
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    Seychelles’ inter-ethnic discontentment is a new phenomena due to the growing number of foreigners holding top jobs in the Government and private sector, particularly the Arabs financial influence is back firing because many locals resent the purchasing of properties which they consider too mastery with arrogant planning and constructions that interfere with the natural topography of the islands and contravene building regulations. Another sore point is the spreading of Islamic faith in the once wholly Christian land.

    At present, political reform has not been consolidated. Instead of implementing new reform regulations, Michel is offering piece meal political incentives through committees that are chaired by hand-picked party loyalists. While this process has facilitated semblance of re-engagement between the two sides, it is no more than a short-term fix; it is unable to replace sincere political dialogue to address the underlying political, economic and social causes of the ongoing impasse which has been often described by a simple phrase 'plus sa change!' The last general election was a fiasco, the opposition was divided - some boycotted and some participated but their supporters were more confused; some voted, some spoiled their votes and some boycotted! At the end, the Jurists argued amongst themselves of how and when to interpret number of ' votes cast' and number of 'valid votes cast', again here the impartiality of the Judiciary is questioned since it is stuffed with Jurists that have the sympathy for Party-Lepep from the Chairman of the Court of Appeal to the lowest Magistrate. Presently, the National Assembly is dominated by Party-Lepep 100%, except for one proportional seat that the Judges of Court of Appeal gave to a member in an opposition group. All are seen as semblance and reasons for calling Michel's Government a 'Fake'.

    Slow progress in national reconciliation efforts is also compounded by increasing human rights concerns inside Seychelles. The country has never set up a national reconciliation commission although it has been called for since the return of multi-party system in 1992. Only recently in an editorial that the Ex-President Rene has expressed an opinion favoring a National Reconciliation for the good of the country. Whilst during a recent visit by the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights only confirmed Seychelles’ inability to conduct objective investigations on widespread human rights violations and to bring the perpetrators to justice, referring to the human trafficking activities as nefarious. (to continue)

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  10. As head of a small island state in Indian Ocean, President James Michel continues to control the State Media entirely with news of personal achievements and those favoring Party-Lepep, to such an extend that some episodes can be best described as buffoonery paralleling those of President Amin Dada of Uganda in the early 80's. Formerly Sergeant Amin Dada promoted himself to the rank of Field Marshall and proudly paraded with a regalia of medals and ribbons. President Michel, a man of no formal education, publicized himself in hat and gown of a doctorate given to him at a University in India. Idi Amin took as many wives as he wanted and his civil servants were there to comply with his wishes and they were rewarded or punished accordingly. Lately, Michel divorced his very young wife Number 2, and the divorce proceeding was carried out under strict privacy and legal secrecy. Immediately after, the foreign judge who wrote his divorce settlement was granted Seychellois citizenship without going through the normal legal process.

    Everyone is wondering if President Michel is really his own man as he often said, but they are watching him by his own actions. Now that he has dyed his hair Red Hot Mary and the lining of his eyes inflated with Botox, they say he is looking at another younger first lady. So distracted that he cannot see that corruption is everywhere and mismanagement in the Civil service is riled, his Ministers are unqualified for their portfolios and Foreigners are taking Seychellois jobs, land, culture and treating them as second class citizens in their own country. Intelligent Seychellois ( except a few) are all so busy ripping off from off-shore and in-shore deals, or taking money from whoever and whenever possible -Krejcir or Khalifa makes no difference, as long as the money is deposited in their bank accounts overseas, at least, before Titanic sinks!
    When this happens, the Arabs, the Russians, the Indians, the Chinese, Sri Lankans and Europeans will all go away leaving nothing behind, not even Botox to ease the crying eyes!

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  11. C.I.A are coming Michel and pp I warn you seen last year pp C.I.A will come on our shore.And you can destroyed evidence pp but C.I.A will find the evidence for the cause of them death Michel.

    Johnny

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  12. Thank you Mr. Reporter, I love it and you got it right!

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    1. So true - short and sweet!

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  13. Thank you mr reporter!soon I will be not be reporter I will be working for C.I.A on the island.

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  14. weeks prior of them going around we had our eggs ready, wahahaha that was so much fun! kasiet dan kenpess nou bez zot ek sa dizef pouri, hahahaha tro gu.

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  15. dIZEF POURI MET DAN OU FES VOLER E CRIMINAL DE LA REPUBLIC DE SEYCHELLES.

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  16. C.I.A not need to hide dan kenpess loser this they leave it!pou ban lichien Michel la ba State House!C.I.A use high tech moron.

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  17. 6.52
    I agre with you,that is why change is necessary.Reconciliation or revolution Michel can choose,But what is clear is that PP can change or change will surely come to them.I think Michel reflexes on what is happening In Ukraine,meditate on it.

    On Expats,they are reall real problems--------Their amount must be reduced and as Swiss people just did----Introduce QUOTA.Moroever,after their termination of their contract they shouold leave.PP think Seychellois must feed Indains,Pakistanis.Sir Lankans not Seychellois.Tjhose countires over popualte their countires and then think Seychellois should be their caretakers, feed them,house them,create jobs for them,even build temple,Shrine,etc.. as if they are Seychellois and form part of our Nation.MIchel follows the policy intorduce by Khalfia in UAE,this policy has made eMIRATES THE MINORITY IN THEIR OWN country<.(0 percents of UAE are of foriegn orrigine ,those imported by UAE to work for them but neve leave the country.Now UAE and other Arb stateshave intorduce policy of Doportation--the so call Emiratizaion,etc...

    We must reduce expats and ensure they leave whencontracts ended.not that they stay forver to colonize our land,create artificial ethnic groups which on the long tern would create artificial ethnic conflicts as we see in those countires.

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  18. TWo idians disguise as toursits were deported back to India after trying to stay illegally in Seychelles PP mouth piece told us.But what is he different bettwen Expats who stay forvever in our country .







    JUST MEDITATE ON THIS---Our National Budget ofor 2014 is almost the same as money is most equal to that of money leaving our land annaully tranferred by EXPATS to their home land.Imagine the lost endure in 5 years and the lost ofr our country.This cannot be continued-------we cannot create jobs to ffed Sri lNakan ,Indains,Chinese becuase they donot have family planning policy and country their birth rate.We cannot all0w Pp to murder our Unbron kids in order to repLCE THE DEFICIT IN BIRTH BY iNDAIN,pAKISTANIS.CHINESE---------It seems those Nations think Seychelles popualtion is too small so they must increase it and make Seychelles a country like their where it is over populated .Seychellois do not want to over populate their land becuase they think of the future genration to come,Seychellois odnot want to exploit all their resources and dry them up uin order that future genration could also benfit for it.But PP think that doesnot matter,importe foreigners to colonize Seychelles and take land that future genration should have and give it to Indains,Pakistanis and built a new artificial Seychelles made of Foreigners Like Khalfai have unconsciously turn his country into--80 percent of EMIRATES are foreigners and only20 percent Are EMRIATES RASIN a situation create by KHAlifa family becuase of the ignorance,laziness and the idea that their money could be anything even slave.But what thedidi not see is the long-term consequences of colonization.Only now they realizes it and taking dratic actions of deprotation ai anattmept to reduce those foreigners who have become a threat ot EMIRATE Soveiregnty,NATION;CULTURE --which is in fact a despearte action for it is literally too late now ,for foreigner have become majority and should they be forced to leave they can take arms and declare UAE their as ALBANAIN DID IN KOSOVO;RUSSIANS ARE DOING IN EAST UKRAINE; or in the case of GERMANY whic population has a big population fo TURKS brought in in the 60ties as Cheap foreign labour but never return to their home after like Indains and Pakistanis are doing in Seychelles today under PP thugtocracY.

    SWIIS PEOPLE ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS IN THE WORLD AND WHERE MOST INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION BUREAUS ARE--FROM HUMAN RIGHTS, UN,ETC...HAVE DICIDED TO PUT QOUTA FOR EUROPEAN WORKERS BECUASE OF THE PRBOLEM THWE UNCONTRL MIIGRANTION IS CUASING TO SWISS SOCIETY FROM SECURITY,STANDARD OF LIVING,SALARY ETC.....mANY euoepan COUNTIRES WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE SYSTEM OF sWITZERLAND NAMELY POPUALR DEMOCRACY WHEREBY THE PEOPLE HAVE POWERFUL OF DECISIONS .mANY ARE JEALOUS OF SWISS DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM THE BEST DEMOCRACY ONE COULD EVER HAVE/FIND ON EARTH.

    tIME TO REGUALTE ,CONTROL --NOT ONLY THAT THEY GO AFTER THEIR CONTRACT EXPIRED BUT CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF ENTERY8BY PUT QOUTA SYSTEM IN PALCE9.
    look,iNDAIN,pAKISTANIS,ARE OVER-POPULATED NATIONS-----THERE IS NO REASONS THAT WHEN THOSE NATIONAS WORKING CONTRACT TERMINATED THAT THEIR CONTRACT ARE EXTENDED WHICH IN FACT ENCOURAGE THEM TO STAY----nO NEED TO EXTEND CONTRACT OF INDAINS,pAKISTANIS WORKERS...THERE ARE MILLIONS OF INDAINS,pAKSTANIS TO REPALCE THEM AFTER CONTRACT EXTENDED BY OTHER INDAINS/pAKISTA NIS.bY DOING SO,WE WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL FOREIGN WORKERS PRESENT ON OUR SHORES,DISCOURAGE THE TEMPTATION TO STAY ,BUT ALSO BY DOING SL WE COULD SAY THAT WE GIVING THE MAXIMUM OF INDAINS,pAKISTIANIS A CHANGE TO EARN A BETTER LIVING BY ALLOW A ROTATION IN EXPATS WORKERS IN ORDER THAT THE MAXIMUM COULD BENFIT FOR THE BENFIT OF EXPATS WORKERS WE PROVIDE.fOR INSTANCE,A CONTRACT SHOULD NOT EXCEED 2 TO 4 YEARS ONCE EXPATS TERMINATED CONTRACT IT SHOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE TO EXTEND IN ORDR TO GIVE NEW EXPATS A CHANGE TO MAKE A LIVING IN SEYCHELLES FOR A SPECIFIC PERIODOF TIME AND THEN GO AND REPALCE THEM BY NEW ONES.








    Jeanne D?Arc

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  19. This are the kind of tourists Michel and St Ange want to bring to Seychelles.Michel and co are sick peoples.

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  20. What about El mATERI?Were is he hiding?can sfp give us some news on this illegal immigrant in our country?

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  21. It is known--20000 illegal made fake seychellois,12ooo plus expats taking seychellois jobs and colonizing our land ,dozens more not accounted by partilepep in our Ministries,and other instituions ,dozens made ambassadors,etc....

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  22. Hey! Those 2 mercenaries are not any better than Scully!

    Nikol Roz

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  23. Which 2 mercenaries you are talking about Nikol Roz?

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