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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, MSC committee 101st session and all committee’s extraordinary session, September 2020 - and circulars and interpretations including September 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, adopted resolution and circulars from the extraordinary session September 2020, due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, is presented.

Further, links have been redirected, when relevant, to the newest versions of requirements in MARPOL Annexes I, II, V and VI, as well as to the NOx Code, applicable from 10 October 2020.

In last release (May 2020), all previous versions of requirements of conventions and mandatory codes got from/to-dates in the index (title) field, if they were still valid. If they were no longer valid, they were marked as “replaced”. This is also described in the user manual paragraph 3.2 (page 11/12).

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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The online and offline versions are available on IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega, 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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