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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.
An updated version of the IMO-Vega Database has now been released and is available for purchase. In this release, the HSSC Survey Guidelines and the PSC Procedure (both in the section “Other Instruments”) were amended. Also, the Guidelines on the implementation of the ISM Code by Administrations and the Non-Exhaustive list of obligations under the IMO III Code were amended.
Further the newly adopted OSV Chemical Code under “Other Codes” was included.
Additionally, when IMO instruments due to the size are presented as multiple documents, these documents are supplied with links to content inside the specific instrument, for easier navigation.
Forthcoming requirements to the mandatory conventions and codes are highlighted in green. Ref. Table of Contents > IMO requirements by enter into force date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Latest Technical and Regulatory News
10 December 2018 | Statutory | NEWSMake sure you comply with IMO DCS – Deadline 1 January 2019With three weeks to go before IMO’s fuel data collection system (DCS) starts on 1 January 2019, many companies still have not submitted their SEEMP Part II fuel oil consumption data collection plan for approval. This statutory news contains some last-minute recommendations.
10 December 2018 | Statutory | NEWSMARPOL Annex VI update in force from 1 January 2019 on NOx, BDN, Ship implementation planNew MARPOL amendments adopted by Resolution MEPC.286(71) include two new emission control areas (ECAs) for NOx, and amend the information to be included in the bunker delivery note (BDN). In addition, a new IMO circular has been issued with guidance for making a ship-specific implementation plan. More in this statutory news.
05 December 2018 | Technical | NEWSReduction in boiler defects – lessons learned from the last six years with BMON notationDNV GL has considerable experience from surveys involving the evaluation and acceptance of repairs related to different types of defects on auxiliary boilers. Now, after about one class period (five years) of experience with the BMON class notation, this technical news summarizes some interesting observations.
03 December 2018 | Casualty information | NEWSCasualty of overboard valves - learning from a recent eventA leaking overboard discharge valve for cooling water contributed to a critical situation: water entered the vessel’s engine room and caused a blackout while it was operating in rough seas. Easy and regular maintenance routines by crew could have prevented the incident. This news focuses on consequences of casualties of overboard valves and what measures may prevent similar incidents.