A 26-year-old male crew member of the supply vessel Umiavut was found dead in his cabin after failing to report for duty Sunday morning, the RCMP in Forteau, Labrador, said in a news release.
The vessel had been in transit from Nunavut to Montreal when the death was reported. When the vessel anchored off shore at Blanc Sablon, the Surete du Quebec secured the vessel for the RCMP which now conducting the investigation.
The Forteau RCMP, along with the RCMP Major Crimes Unit, are onboard the vessel at this time.
The body of the deceased is being flown to St. John's for autopsy today.
There are no other details at this time.