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New IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 30st session, MEPC committee 74th session and MSC committee 101st session - and circulars and interpretations including October 2019.

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.

An updated version of the IMO-Vega Database has now been released and is available for purchase. In this release, inter alia MARPOL Annexes I, II, V, VI and the NOx Code concerning Electronic Record Books, and MARPOL Annex II concerning cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products have been amended.

Further, the ESP Code and the IMSBC Code and the carriage requirements of the IBC Code have been replaced.

Also, several guidelines have been introduced or revised.

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.

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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.

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