New IMO-Vega online version

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 32nd session, MEPC committee 77th session, MSC committee 104th session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2022.

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

Relevant for design offices, shipyards, suppliers, owners/managers, flag states of all ship types: Bulk carrier, Containership, Cruiseship, Ferry/RoRo, MPV, Gas carrier, Chemical tanker, Oil tanker, FPSO, OSV, WTIV, Others.

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 HSSC Survey Guidelines 2021, the PSC Procedure 2021 (both under Other Instruments) and the 2021 Non-exhaustive list of obligations under the III Code (under Mandatory Codes / IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code), all adopted by Assembly 32, are presented.

Further, MSC 104 adopted amendments to the following instruments; Load Lines (88) and Mandatory Code; IGC, and the Performance standards for S-VDRs and for VDRs were adopted. MEPC 77 adopted three resolutions, included one new guideline.

Also, the Advanced search function for SOLAS related instruments have been improved. This is specified in Appendix A of the user manual, under A.3 Ship Type and A.9 Certificates, with amendments underlined (pages 15 – 17).

Further the specifications of retroactive requirements have been extended in the head field, when relevant. 


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04 July 2022

IMO sub-committee on navigation, communications, search and rescue

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-committee on Navigation, Communications, Search and Rescue (NCSR 9) was held from 21 to 30 June. Navigation and voyage planning requirements for fishing vessels, pleasure yachts and small cargo ships operating in polar waters were finalized, as well as requirements to make inclinometers for the measurement of heel angles compulsory for container ships and bulk carriers. The performance standards for ECDIS were revised to accommodate the next generation of electronic navigational charts.

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