Bulk carrier King Sugar suffered engine failure in Kalmar Strait

King SugarThe bulk carrier King Sugar suffered engine failure in Kalmar Strait off Oskarshamn, Sweden. The vessel was en route from Rotterdam to Oskarshamn under cargo, but at the approach to port of destination the main engine broke down and the bulker lost propulsion power. The screw succeeded to drop anchor and prevent additional problems for the traffic. The accident was reported to local authorities, but no assistance or salvage was requested. After a while the engine power was restarted and the bulk carrier King Sugar proceeded to the port of destination. The bulker successfully docked at the port of Oskarshamn, where are held the cargo handling operations. The local authorities ordered safety inspection of the vessel after docking.

There were no injured people and no water pollution during the incident. The traffic in the Kalmar Strait was not hampered or affected by the engine failure of the merchant vessel.

The bulk carrier King Sugar (IMO: 9574183) has overall length of 169.00 m, moulded beam of 27.00 m and maximum draft of 5.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 28,196 DWT and the gross tonnage is 17,025 GRT. The cargo ship was built in 2010 by IS Shipyard in Imabari, Japan. The bulker is operating under the flag of Panama and managed by the Japanese company Santoku Shipping.