The RCMP are on board a supply vessel in Blanc Sablon investigating the death of a 26-year-old crew member.

The man was found dead in his cabin aboard the supply ship Umiavut on Sunday morning when he failed to report for duty. 

The ship was in transit from Nunavut to Montreal.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation, and the body of the man is being flown to St. John's for an autopsy.