Company: Maersk Alabama leaves Seychelles port

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 12:02 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company spokesman says the Maersk Alabama has left port after authorities in the island nation of Seychelles completed their onboard investigation into the deaths of two Americans aboard the ship, featured the film "Captain Phillips."

The Americans were security officers found dead in a cabin Tuesday. The Navy said Thursday that one is a former Navy SEAL.

Virginia-based Maersk Line Limited has said the deaths were not related to their ship duties.

Company spokesman Kevin Speers says the company doesn't have any more information about the investigation.

The Maersk Alabama became famous after a 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates that was dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks. The company says the ship frequently travels in high-risk areas off of Africa.

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