New IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 30st session, MEPC committee 73rd session and MSC committee 100st session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2019.

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.

An updated version of the IMO-Vega Database has now been released and is available for purchase. In this release, MARPOL Annex VI reg. 14 and the Supplement to the IAPP Certificate were amended, and the calculation guidelines for (EEDI) as well as the guidelines for the application of MARPOL Annex I for FPSOs And FSUs were replaced.

Further, the advanced search principles for ship types have been amended as stated with marked text in the User manual, Appendix A, A.3.

Additionally, when IMO requirements due to the size are presented as multiple documents, these documents are supplied with links to content inside the specific requirements, for easier navigation.

Forthcoming amendments to the mandatory conventions and codes are highlighted in green. Ref. Table of Contents > IMO requirements by enter into force date.


The online and offline versions are available on IMO'S website for IMO-Vega or on 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 email IMO publishing.


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11 October 2021

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104)

The 104th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 4 to 8 October. The requirements for watertight doors on cargo ships were harmonized, and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System was recognized for the provision of position, navigation, and timing services. The MSC also initiated the development of a goal-based instrument for autonomous ships, and the development of guidance for remote surveys and audits.

  • Maritime
27 July 2021

IMO update: Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 7)

The 7th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 7) was held remotely from 12 to 16 July 2021. III 7 revised the procedures for port state control and survey guidelines under the harmonized system of survey and certification (HSSC). III 7 further discussed lessons learned and safety issues identified from the analysis of marine safety investigation reports and proposed to look further into accidents involving elevators.

  • Maritime
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