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Relevant for Design offices, shipyards, suppliers, owners/managers, flag states of all ship types.
The IMO-Vega Database, developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and DNV GL AS, puts all the necessary information on safety and pollution prevention requirements applicable to ships at your fingertips. Useful information for our customers:
IMO-Vega has been updated with PDF documents in which the latest amendments have been marked. These PDF files will be available until the next version of IMO-Vega is released in late November, when the PDF documents will be replaced by this regular update.
The regulations amended by this add-on include SOLAS, MARPOL, BWM Convention, BWMS Code (new), HSC Code 2000/1994, IMDG Code, IBC Code, IGC Code, FTP Code, SPS Code, BCH- and GC Code. The PDF files can be found under their respective portals in IMO-Vega (BWM Convention under Other Conventions, BWMS Code, HSC Code 2000/1994, IMDG Code, IBC Code, IGC Code, FTP Code, BCH, GC Code all under Mandatory Codes, SPS Code under Other Codes).
We recommend our customers to use the updated (pdf) versions of the relevant regulations until next version of IMO-Vega is available in end-November 2018.
- IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega
- DNV GL’s rules and standards portal
- Announcement of the latest regular release (May 2018) of IMO-Vega
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