Engine failures spike – what’s the cause?

Container ship MSC ELEONORA suffered engine failure while transiting Dardanelles in northern direction in the afternoon Nov 16, en route from Ashdod to Constanta Romania. The ship was anchored at Kumkale anchorage, southern Dardanelles. She fixed problem and resumed sailing in the afternoon Nov 18. As of morning Nov 19, she was proceeding in Marmara sea at a reduced speed of some 7 knots, probably to fit into Bosphorus transit schedule.
What was the cause of engine failure? This type of accidents (plus another one – explosions in engine rooms, followed by fire) is on the sharp rise since the beginning of this year, with Sulphur Cap Regulation coming into force. Are they related?

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