The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Inspection Notice addressing additional logbook and entry requirements for US vessels. A US vessel subject to inspection (except one on a voyage from a US port to a Canadian port) is required to have entries in its logbook concerning the time each seaman and each officer assumed or relieved the watch; the number of hours in service to the vessel of each seaman and each officer; and an account of each accident, illness, and injury that occurs during each watch. This requirement is based on a recent amendment to US law. As yet, there are no regulations addressing this requirement, but technically this statute is self-executing. MI Notice 03-12 (3/12/12).

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