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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 BWM Convention was amended with application from 2019-10-13, and from the same date the new BWMS Code applies. SOLAS amendments were adopted in chapters II-1 and IV, and several Codes were amended.
Further, a new edition of the IMDG Code was included, and the IAMSAR Manual was amended.
Additionally, when IMO requirements due to the size are presented as multiple documents, these documents are supplied with links to content inside the specific requirements, for easier navigation.
Forthcoming amendments 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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BWM – some practical recommendations before 8 September 2019
With next IOPP renewal survey completion on or after 8 September 2019, a substantial number of vessels which presently only comply with the D-1 standard will be required to install a D-2 standard ballast water treatment system. This statutory news provides some recommendations on how to effectively install a system in due time.
Outcome of IMO's Maritime Safety Committee, MSC 101 - automation and fuel oil safety
The 101st session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held in London from 5 to 14 June 2019. This statutory news summarizes the main topics discussed, such as maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS), fuel oil safety, and safety of ships operating in polar waters, as well as other key decisions.
CIC 2019 focusing on emergency systems and procedures
The Tokyo and Paris MoUs have developed a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on emergency systems and procedures. The CIC will run from 1 September to 30 November 2019. This PSC news gives an overview of DNV GL’s recommendations for focus items and support for preparation.
2020 Sulphur update - outcome of the MEPC 74
The 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) was held at IMO in London on 13–17 May 2019. This was the last MEPC meeting before the 0.50% global sulphur limit takes effect on 1 January 2020, and the focus was on the implementation and completion of guidelines to help stakeholders prepare and ensure consistent implementation. We strongly recommend stakeholders to prepare in due course and update plans according to the latest IMO guidance. This statutory news contains a summary of sulphur-related resolutions and circulars adopted at MEPC 74.