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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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The online and offline versions are available on IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega, 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.

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21 January 2022

IMO Sub-Committee on ship design and construction (SDC 8)

The 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) was held remotely from 17 to 21 January. Triggered by the expansion of offshore renewable projects and the demand for ships transporting and accommodating personnel offshore, SDC 8 finalized a draft new SOLAS Chapter XV and a related mandatory draft new IP Code to ensure the safe carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel on cargo ships and highspeed cargo craft.

  • Maritime
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
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