From Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

This is a reminder for potentially impacted US-flag vessels.  On 26 October 2012, the US Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 021-12 advising that on 26 October 2013 Transport Canada will commence enforcement of the Canadian requirement that, for most vessels operating on Canadian waters, a credentialed/licensed Chief Engineer and, depending on the watch schedule, additional credentialed/licensed Engineer(s) are required unless the vessel has a propulsive power of less than 750 kW (1000 hp).