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. 


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09 March 2020

IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The 7th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) was held in London from 2 to 6 March 2020. SSE 7 agreed on draft new requirements for on-board lifting appliances, and on draft new interim guidelines for safe operation of shore power. SSE 7 further progressed work on ventilation of survival craft and on fire safety of ro-ro passenger ships, and initiated work to improve the safety of commercial diving operations.

  • Maritime
24 February 2020

IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

The 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) was held in London from 17 to 21 February 2020. PPR 7 finalized guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGSC – scrubbers), developed a basis for work to determine the impact of EGCS discharge water on the environment, drafted regulations for prohibiting the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic, and revised the guidance on ballast water system commissioning.

  • Maritime
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