Maritime

New IMO-Vega online and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 31st session, MEPC committee 74th session and MSC committee 101st session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2020.

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.

In this release, the HSSC Survey Guidelines 2019, the PSC Procedure 2019 (both under Other Instruments) and the 2019 Non-exhaustive list of obligations under the III Code (under Mandatory Codes / IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) were renewed.

Likewise, the GMDSS Manual was renewed.

In this release, all previous versions of requirements of conventions and mandatory codes are specified with text with application dates from/to in the index (title) field, and if they are no more valid, starting with a “replaced”. This is also described in the user manual online version paragraph 3.2 (page 11/12) and in the user manual offline version paragraph 5.2 (page 13).

Forthcoming amendments to the mandatory conventions and codes are highlighted in green. Ref. Table of Contents > IMO requirements by enter into force date. 

Recommendations

The online and offline versions are available on IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega on http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/IMO-Vega.aspx, 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 sales@imo.org.

Reference

IMO's website for IMO-Vega

Contact

If you have any questions, please email us at rules@dnvgl.com

 

29 November 2021

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee – MEPC 77

The 77th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) was held remotely from 22 to 26 November 2021. Highlights include recognition of the need to strengthen the ambitions in the IMO GHG Strategy, adoption of a resolution urging for the use of distillates or other cleaner fuels or technologies to reduce emission of black carbon in or near the Arctic, and revised guidelines on exhaust gas cleaning systems.

  • Maritime
08 November 2021

Anchor losses are on a negative trend – How to improve

There has been a negative trend in the loss of anchors and chains in recent years. The safety, environmental and financial consequences can be severe, and port authorities may hold a vessel responsible for all costs caused by a lost anchor for an unlimited period of time. This technical news focuses on operational challenges, current rules and practices, awareness, lesson learned, and recommendations related to anchor equipment damages/losses.

  • Maritime
11 October 2021

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104)

The 104th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 4 to 8 October. The requirements for watertight doors on cargo ships were harmonized, and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System was recognized for the provision of position, navigation, and timing services. The MSC also initiated the development of a goal-based instrument for autonomous ships, and the development of guidance for remote surveys and audits.

  • Maritime
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