New IMO-Vega online version

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 32nd session, MEPC committee 79th session, MSC committee 106th session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2023.

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

Relevant for design offices, shipyards, suppliers, ship owners and managers as well as flag states.

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, inter alia the MSC 106 (November 2022) adopted amendments to the following Convention; SOLAS II-2, XV (new) and Form (78P), Mandatory Codes; IP Code (new), IBC, IGC, ESP, IGF. Further new versions of performance standards for LRIT and for ECDIS were adopted.

MEPC 79 (December 2022) adopted inter alia amendments to the following Convention; MARPOL I, II, IV, V and V, Mandatory Code; IBC. Further new versions of guidelines for the EEDI were adopted and guidelines for regional reception facilities plan and guidelines for specification for shipboard incinerators were amended.

Further the Advanced search functions for ship types have been examined and improved. This is elaborated in Appendix A of the user manual, under A.4 Ship Type with amendments underlined (pages 15 – 17). Further this Appendix A has been extended with a new part; A.1, explaining Active and non-active documents.

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


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24 May 2023

IMO Sub-Committee on navigation, communications, search and rescue

The 10th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications, Search and Rescue (NCSR 10) was held from 10 to 19 May. NCSR 10 approved guidelines on the communication of emergency and safety information on board ships to reflect the new radio installation requirements in SOLAS Chapter IV that enters into force on 1 January 2024. Draft amendments to the performance standards for electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) were agreed to facilitate the digital exchange of ships’ route plans.

  • Maritime
06 March 2023

IMO Sub-Committee on Ships Systems and Equipment (SSE 9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 9) was held from 27 February to 3 March 2023. SSE 9 finalized the draft of new SOLAS requirements to minimize the incidence and consequences of fires on Ro-Ro passenger ships, and to require ventilation of totally enclosed lifeboats. The revision of the Code of Safety for Diving Systems to enhance the safety of divers in fixed and portable diving systems was completed, and the draft of the new interim guidelines on safe operation of onshore power supply services in ports was agreed.

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