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Interim versions of amended documents available in IMO-Vega online

The online version of IMO-Vega is extended with interim versions of consolidated regulations and resolutions which were amended or introduced by MSC 104 (October 2021) and by MEPC 77 (November 2021), and by new circulars updated since last release.

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.

The IMO-Vega Database, developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and DNV AS, puts all the necessary information on safety and pollution prevention requirements applicable to ships at your fingertips.

IMO-Vega has been updated with PDF documents in which the latest amendments of main instruments have been marked. Further, new or amended independent guidelines, performance standards etc. issued as resolutions have been added. These PDF files will be available until the next version of IMO-Vega is released in May, when the PDF documents will be replaced by a regular update.

The instruments amended by MSC.104 include Load Lines (88), Mandatory Code; IGC. Further, the amended performance standards for S-VDRs and for VDRs. These performance standards can be viewed from Contents > Resolutions > MSC Resolutions.

Also three resolutions (i.a. one new guideline) adopted by MEPC.77 are presented. These can be viewed from Contents > Resolutions > MEPC Resolutions. MEPC 77 did not adopt amendments of any instruments.

Further, new or revised circulars as published since last release (November 2021) are presented in PDF. These include MSC.1, MEPC.1 and MEPC.2 circulars as well as Other circulars; BWM, LEG, SN, TC. These can be viewed from Contents > Circulars > MSC/Circs, MEPC/Circs. or Other Circs, respectively.

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 website for IMO-Vega. They may also contact IMO publishing at sales@imo.org.

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29 April 2022

IMO maritime safety committee (MSC 105)

The 105th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 20 to 29 April. A wide range of topics was on the agenda, including the safety of ships carrying industrial personnel, the safety of ships relating to the use of fuel oil, and the consideration of a regulatory framework for maritime autonomous surface ships. Requirements reflecting modern systems for maritime distress and safety communication were adopted and interim guidelines for the safety of ships using fuel cell power installations were approved. The development of interim guidelines for ships using ammonia as fuel were initiated.

  • Maritime
11 April 2022

IMO sub-committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 9) was held remotely from 4 to 8 April 2022. A wide range of topics was on the agenda, including biofouling, ballast water management, black carbon, sewage treatment and marine plastic litter. PPR agreed on draft guidelines on risk and impact assessments of the discharge water from exhaust gas cleaning systems when considering local or regional regulations.

  • Maritime
24 March 2022

SEEMP Part III and the upcoming SEEMP Generator from DNV

Since 2019 ships of 5,000 GT and above have been reporting their fuel oil consumption data mandated by the IMO DCS. From 2023, cargo, cruise and RoPax ships must calculate CII with a required rating of C or better. This means some ships will have to improve their carbon intensity. A verified Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan, or SEEMP Part III, is to be kept on board from 1 January 2023 to document how you plan to achieve your CII targets. This statutory news provides an update on the SEEMP Part III and recommends next steps.

  • Maritime
07 March 2022

IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8)

The 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8) was held remotely from 28 February to 4 March. SSE 8 finalized draft new ventilation requirements for lifeboats and liferafts, and draft new guidelines for the design, construction, installation, testing, maintenance and operation of lifting appliances and anchor handling winches. Good progress was made on the new mandatory requirements to minimize the incidence and consequences of fires on ro-ro passenger ships, and on the work to improve the safety of commercial diving operations.

  • Maritime
14 February 2022

IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 8)

The 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 8) was held remotely from 7 to 11 February. Highlighting the human element as a key factor both for safety and environmental protection, HTW 8 agreed on a revised checklist for considering the human element in the review, development and implementation of new and existing IMO requirements. HTW 8 also agreed on amendments to the STCW Convention and Code to accommodate the use of seafarers’ electronic certificates and documents.

  • Maritime
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