(CNN) -- Two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead Tuesday morning in their hotel room in Tema, Ghana, the Navy said.
The sailors were on liberty, said a written statement from the U.S. Sixth Fleet. They were stationed aboard the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS Fort McHenry. The dock landing ship is in Ghana as part of the Africa Partnership Station initiative, aimed at helping African nations increase maritime security.
The cause of death is being investigated by Ghanaian authorities along with the Navy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Navy said. The sailors' names were being withheld pending notification of relatives. E-mail to a friend