The United States Coast Guard ussed a Marine Safety Information Bulletin on October 26, 2012 advising owners, operators and masters of U.S. vessels operating in Canadian waters of changes to engineer manning requirements.

Effective October 26, 2013, Canada will require US vessels, under their Marine Personnel Regualtions, to perform an engineeering watch on vessels having a propulsive power of at least 750kW (1000HP). The Canadian regulations will apply to vessels en route to and from a Canadian port. It will not apply to U.S. vessels transiting throught Canadian waters from one U.S. port directly to another.  Click here to continue reading the announcement