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

 

20 October 2020

PSC inspections during COVID-19: Are we back to normal?

During the first six months of the COVID–19 pandemic, Port State Control (PSC) regimes reduced the number of PSC inspections to a minimum with a focus on high-risk ships. Now, and despite the upheaval of the pandemic, some PSC regimes or single countries are coming back to performing almost the same number of inspections as before the pandemic. This PSC news provides an overview of the actual inspection activity in different PSC regimes, a situation which may change quickly.

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