I just got home as well. 10 ships of the fleet are running 6 and 6 (2 engineers instead of 3) in the engine room. The ship I just got off also had their mates and oilers running 6 and 6. The deckhands were all new and inexperienced.
I find that the problem is greatly exaggerated in the summer when everyone wants their holidays and doesn't want to deal with "engine room heat".
Transport Canada recently released a huge document about the issue. Their conclusion... form a comittee to figure out what to do..... our company's solution..... wait for whatever transport canada tells us to do.