How will this work if a foreign flag OSV/Tug or ship is engaged in Canadian domestic trade. Will they demand that even the Master is Canadian? If so, how will that work if the flag state do not allow foreign masters on their ships? (I.e. US flag etc.)
It’s hard to tell from that article what’s going on. My guess is the unions are trying to limit the government practice of issuing temporary worker permits to crew on vessels that are already required by Canadian law to use Canadian crew.
Under the provisions agreed upon, the Canadian government will not issue any temporary foreign worker permits to mariners from outside nations for more than 30 days
that what cabotage means in many countries, same as your jones act, one stop.
I know Indonesia is allowing foreign flag to do 2 stops but not move anything between ports, thats a current presidential edict, law says otherwise.
also effects yachts as law says one stop
Joko also made a couple temporary of rules to fix that.
Foreign built, COI specifically says the ship is not allowed in the Jones Act trade. Same situation with foreign flag, foreign built.
This has been discussed here endlessly. Jones Act requires U.S. built vessel.
No, the requirements to use U.S. crew do not change with the trade. Unlicensed can be (IIRC) 25% non-U.S. typically I have one or two unlicensed crew with foreign passport in any crew (but with U.S. MMC), or about 5 to 10 percent foreign.
His US flag non Jones act vessel has to follow the same rules as all non Jones act vessels (foreign flag) and he’s able to make multiple port visits in the US (like every foreign flag vessel that comes here).
Are there any US flag offshore vessels working on long term contracts in Canadian waters still?
If so, do the USCG demand that the Master is a US citizen? (I know that all others can be foreign as long as the vessel is seen as an OSV under US rules)