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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 email@example.com.
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Latest Technical and Regulatory News
15 October 2018 | Statutory | NEWSIs the ballast water treatment system installed on your vessel and also type approved by USCG?This question is relevant if a BWTS (ballast water treatment system), installed before the date of type approval by the USCG, complies with the USCG type approval. This statutory news discusses the specifications that a BWTS must have when installed on a vessel operating in US waters.
08 October 2018 | Statutory | NEWSInstallation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (SOx Scrubbers) some practical recommendationsWith the entry into force of the IMO global sulphur limitation in all international waters starting from 1 January 2020, a substantial number of ships are installing exhaust gas cleaning systems, so-called SOx scrubbers, as a compliance method. This statutory news provides some practical recommendations on how to effectively install a system on time.
04 October 2018 | Technical | NEWSNew OCIMF guidelines on Mooring System Management PlansThe Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has introduced new guidelines for the safe mooring of tankers and gas carriers at terminals. A Mooring System Management Plan (MSMP) is part of the requirements to ensure risks are managed through the safe design and operation of mooring systems. Learn more about the MSMP in this technical news.
24 September 2018 | Technical | NEWSInstallation of BWTS – some practical recommendationsWith the entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention on 8 September 2017, a substantial number of vessels are required to install a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) by 8 September 2024. This technical news provides some practical recommendations on how to effectively install a system on time.