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 105 (April 2022) and by MEPC 78 (June 2022)

Interim versions of amended regulations available in IMO-Vega online | DNV GL - Maritime

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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.

The instruments amended by MSC 105 include SOLAS II-1, III, IV, V and Forms (88P and 74). ILO Conventions & Recommendations; MLC 2006. Mandatory Codes; HSC 94, HSC 2000, IMSBC; IMDG amendments. Other Codes; SPS 1983, SPS 2008, MODU 79, MODU 89, MODU 2009. Further, resolutions which include modernization of GMDSS, amendments and revision of existing performance standards, and Model Regulations on Domestic Ferry Safety. These resolutions can be viewed from Contents > Resolutions > MSC Resolutions.

The instruments amended by MEPC 78 include MARPOL I and II. Mandatory Code; IBC. Further, resolutions which include finalization of guidelines for the EEXI, CII and SEEMP, and guidelines for AFS. These resolutions can be viewed from Contents > Resolutions > MEPC Resolutions.

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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