Maritime

New IMO-Vega online and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 31st session, MEPC committee 74th session and MSC committee 101st session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2020.

Relevant for Design offices, shipyards, suppliers, owners/managers, flag states of all ship types. 


The IMO-Vega database

IMO-Vega is a searchable database of the regulation text of the SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line conventions and other conventions, and codes such as ISM, ISPS, 2000 HSC Code, IBC Code, and much more.

In this release, the HSSC Survey Guidelines 2019, the PSC Procedure 2019 (both under Other Instruments) and the 2019 Non-exhaustive list of obligations under the III Code (under Mandatory Codes / IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) were renewed.

Likewise, the GMDSS Manual was renewed.

In this release, all previous versions of requirements of conventions and mandatory codes are specified with text with application dates from/to in the index (title) field, and if they are no more valid, starting with a “replaced”. This is also described in the user manual online version paragraph 3.2 (page 11/12) and in the user manual offline version paragraph 5.2 (page 13).

Forthcoming amendments to the mandatory conventions and codes are highlighted in green. Ref. Table of Contents > IMO requirements by enter into force date. 

Recommendations

The online and offline versions are available on IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega on http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/IMO-Vega.aspx, or on www.imo.org for Publications, Webshop/Purchase IMO publications / webshop.

Customers can also purchase it from one of the local IMO distributors, they are listed under distributors details. They may also contact IMO publishing at sales@imo.org.

Reference

IMO's website for IMO-Vega

Contact

If you have any questions, please email us at rules@dnvgl.com

 

31 July 2020

AMSA focused inspection campaign — Proper stowage and securing of cargo containers

As a result of several incidents where containers have been lost overboard, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has decided to carry out a focused inspection campaign on cargo securing arrangements that will run from 1 August to 31 October 2020. This campaign is not included in the PSC inspection and its results will not be transmitted to regional PSC regime databases. However, in cases of non-compliance, the attending AMSA surveyor may proceed to a full PSC inspection.

  • Maritime
10 July 2020

Ballast water management - new type approval standard applicable from 28 October 2020

This statutory news provides information about the new IMO type approval standard of ballast water management systems (BWMS) applicable for systems installed on or after 28 October 2020. In addition, you receive recommendations on how to handle BWMS installation of the old IMO G8 type approval standard if installed prior to 28 October 2020, but that the commissioning survey is on or after that date.

  • Maritime
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