A captain who died on a Canadian bulker in Norway was later found to have Covid-19.

But a cause of death has not been confirmed for the master of the 11,500-dwt self-discharging ship Tertnes (built 1985), which is docked in Mekjarvik near Stavanger.

Seven other seafarers on the CSL Group vessel have tested positive and the bulker is now in quarantine at the port in the Randaberg region.

If Covid-19 is confirmed as the captain's cause of death, it could be the first reported fatal case on board a merchant vessel.