New IMO-Vega online version

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 32nd session, MEPC committee 80th session, MSC committee 107th session - and circulars and interpretations including October 2023.

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

Relevant for design offices, shipyards, suppliers, owners/managers, 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.

In this release, the database is adapted to all the requirements (SOLAS and adjacent instruments) entering into force 2024-01-01.

MSC 107 (June 2023) adopted inter alia amendments to the following Conventions: SOLAS; II-1, II-2, V, XIV, Forms; 88P, 78P and 74, and STCW. Mandatory Codes; 2023 Diving (new), 2023 IMSBC, HSC 2000 and 1994, LSA, Polar and STCW. Other Codes; MODU 2009, 1989 and 1979, SPS 2008 and 1983 Forms. Further a new version of Performance standards for water level detectors was adopted.

MEPC 80 (July 2023) adopted inter alia amendments to the following Convention: BWM; Form of Ballast Water Record Book. Further amendments to guidelines on BWM and on EEDI and EEXI and new guidelines on GHG intensity of marine fuels, ships' biofouling and IHS were adopted.


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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.

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