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New IMO-Vega online and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 31st session, MEPC committee 75th session, MSC committee 102nd session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2021.

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, i.a. parts of MARPOL Annex VI, SOLAS Chapter II-1, Other Conventions; BWM, Mandatory Codes; IMDG, IGC, IGF, CSS, STCW Pt.B and Other Codes; TDC were all renewed.

Further, both explanatory notes and interpretations to SOLAS Chapter II-1, as well as evaluation and test report forms for LSA were renewed, and interim guidelines on the second generation intact stability criteria were published.

In last release (October 2020), adopted resolution and circulars from the extraordinary session September 2020, due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, was presented.

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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27 February 2024

IMO Sub-Committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR 11)

The 11th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR11) was held in London from 19 to 23 February 2024. A wide range of topics was on the agenda, including engine certification, black carbon, sewage treatment and marine plaster litter. PPR agreed on amendments to the NOx Technical Code allowing for multiple engine operational profiles (MEOP), and also to improving the recertification of existing engines on board ships.

  • Maritime
12 February 2024

IMO Sub-Committee on human element, training and watchkeeping (HTW 10)

The 10th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 10) was held from 5 to 9 February 2024. A comprehensive revision of the STCW Convention and Code was initiated to address experiences, emerging challenges and technological advancements. Training provisions for seafarers on ships using alternative fuels, including battery-powered ships, will be considered separately.

  • Maritime
29 January 2024

IMO Sub-Committee on ship design and construction (SDC 10)

The 10th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 10) was held from 22 to 26 January 2024. To ensure the safety of crew, draft amendments were agreed to the Load Line Protocol relating to the setting of guard rails on exposed deck structures. Draft goal-based requirements for electrical and machinery installations were agreed in general, while work to define goal-based requirements also for non-traditional steering and propulsion systems made good progress. SDC 10 also moved forward the revision of the explanatory notes to the Safe Return to Port requirements for passenger ships.

  • Maritime
10 November 2023

How to reduce the risk of propeller shaft bearing damage

In January 2022, DNV published a technical news drawing attention to the latest trend related to propeller shaft aft bearing damage on vessels, typically 10 years or older. This trend continues, and many of the reported damages are encountered on installations using environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and/or involving a history of operation with a contaminated lubricant. This news focuses on how to reduce the risk of shaft aft bearing damage.

  • Maritime
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