Update on IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 29 th session, MEPC committee 71th session and MSC committee 98 th session - and circulars and interpretations including November 2017.

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.

An updated version of the IMO-Vega Database has now been released and is available for purchase. In this release, i.a. SOLAS chapters II-1, II-2 and III, several mandatory codes, MARPOL annex VI and the Guidelines for implementation of Annex V have been amended.

Further Guidelines on ballast water management were amended, and several new or revised resolutions, circulars and manuals have been issued. All updated documents are included and consolidated into existing instruments, when relevant.

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 website for IMO-Vega , or on 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


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