A crew member has been killed in an explosion on a Greek bulker in the Atlantic off Uruguay.

The blast occurred on the 47,000-dwt Zilos (built 2000) on the night of 1 September, 1,127 km (700 miles) off Montevideo.

The captain reported one crew member had died in the blast, the country's navy said in a statement cited by the El Pais and El Observador newspapers.