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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 76th session, MSC committee 103rd session - and circulars and interpretations including October 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.

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.

In this release, i.a. the whole of MARPOL Annex VI with guidelines (i.a. on EEXI, CII and SEEMP) was amended. Further the following instruments were partly amended: MARPOL Annex I and IV, SOLAS Chapter II-1 and III, STCW Convention and Code Pt. A, Other Conventions; AFS, Mandatory Codes; LSA included the revised recommendation, ESP, FSS.

Further, above MEPC- and MSC meetings adopted i.a. prohibition of heavy fuel oil in Arctic water, recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination of seafarers, development of scoping for maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS), guidelines for fishing vessels and pleasure yachts operating in polar waters and amendments to the guidelines for the maintenance and inspections of fixed CO2 systems.

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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30 January 2023

IMO Sub-committee On Ship Design And Construction (SDC 9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 9) was held from 23 to 27 January. SDC 9 agreed to extend the requirements for on-board emergency towing devices to all ships over 20,000 gross tonnage to reduce the risk of drifting and grounding in case of an emergency. A revision of the interim explanatory notes to the Safe Return to Port requirements were initiated, intending to improve unified implementation of the concept that passenger ships shall be able to return safely to port after a fire or flooding casualty.

  • Maritime
23 January 2023

EU ETS: Preliminary agreement to include shipping in the EU’s Emission Trading System from 2024

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached an agreement on including shipping in its Emission Trading System (EU ETS). Subject to final adoption, ships above 5000 GT transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes in the EU will be required to acquire and surrender emission allowances for their CO2 emissions from 2024. Offshore ships will be included from 2027. This statutory news summarizes the current information on EU ETS.

  • Maritime
14 November 2022

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106)

The 106th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106) was held in London, UK, from 2 to 11 November. MSC 106 adopted a new SOLAS Chapter XV on safety measures for ships carrying industrial personnel (IP) along with a related mandatory IP Code, and progressed the development of the draft of a new international code of safety for autonomous ships. Requirements to permit LNG tanks constructed from high manganese steel were adopted, and new safety guidelines for lifting appliances and anchor handling winches were approved.

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