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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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Latest Technical and Regulatory News
05 November 2018 | Statutory | NEWSDraft amendments to MARPOL enabling use of electronic record booksDraft amendments to MARPOL and the NOx Technical Code, which will enable the use of electronic record books, were approved at the MEPC 73 in October 2018. E-record books will ease the administrative burden associated with paperwork, and the benefits of having an electronic recording system may be fully utilized for the vessel’s crew and manager as well as third parties.
30 October 2018 | Statutory | NEWSOutcome of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC 73IMO adopts carriage ban on non-compliant fuel from March 2020 and discusses amendments to EEDI requirements. This statutory news contains the main decisions of MEPC 73 held on 22-26 October 2018.
15 October 2018 | Statutory | NEWSIs the ballast water treatment system installed on your vessel also type approved by USCG?This question is relevant if a BWTS (ballast water treatment system), installed before the date of type approval by the USCG, complies with the USCG type approval. This statutory news discusses the specifications that a BWTS must have when installed on a vessel operating in US waters.
08 October 2018 | Statutory | NEWSInstallation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (SOx Scrubbers) some practical recommendationsWith the entry into force of the IMO global sulphur limitation in all international waters starting from 1 January 2020, a substantial number of ships are installing exhaust gas cleaning systems, so-called SOx scrubbers, as a compliance method. This statutory news provides some practical recommendations on how to effectively install a system on time.