Only massive failure of a 16 EMD was after a line bore and rebuild in a certain port during a shipyard period. Left the dock and stbd engine shut down after about 15 minutes. Then tried to “Pop the clutch” running hard with the wheels turning. Called techs in that were close by at the dock we stopped at. I stuck my head out of the wheelhouse and asked one (A long time respected engineer) what is the problem? He said " Cappy, you gotta put the oil back in them after rebuild". Went to sea that day, blew the doors off stbd engine about 100+ miles offshore., had to call Port engineer while at a nice company dinner that evening. Put engineer on the phone, He said" I got good news and bad news." Port guy in between his meal said “Give me the bad news first” , “We just blew the doors off Stbd engine” …'Well what is the good news?"…“I saved the block”. Can’t make this shit up. Won’t go on but had to return to port and swap barge at sea with a boat that had just entered the shipyard after we left. After second departure, had a new chief. Company’s decision, not mine.