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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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29 April 2022

IMO maritime safety committee (MSC 105)

The 105th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 20 to 29 April. A wide range of topics was on the agenda, including the safety of ships carrying industrial personnel, the safety of ships relating to the use of fuel oil, and the consideration of a regulatory framework for maritime autonomous surface ships. Requirements reflecting modern systems for maritime distress and safety communication were adopted and interim guidelines for the safety of ships using fuel cell power installations were approved. The development of interim guidelines for ships using ammonia as fuel were initiated.

  • Maritime
11 April 2022

IMO sub-committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 9) was held remotely from 4 to 8 April 2022. A wide range of topics was on the agenda, including biofouling, ballast water management, black carbon, sewage treatment and marine plastic litter. PPR agreed on draft guidelines on risk and impact assessments of the discharge water from exhaust gas cleaning systems when considering local or regional regulations.

  • Maritime
24 March 2022

SEEMP Part III and the upcoming SEEMP Generator from DNV

Since 2019 ships of 5,000 GT and above have been reporting their fuel oil consumption data mandated by the IMO DCS. From 2023, cargo, cruise and RoPax ships must calculate CII with a required rating of C or better. This means some ships will have to improve their carbon intensity. A verified Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan, or SEEMP Part III, is to be kept on board from 1 January 2023 to document how you plan to achieve your CII targets. This statutory news provides an update on the SEEMP Part III and recommends next steps.

  • Maritime
07 March 2022

IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8)

The 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8) was held remotely from 28 February to 4 March. SSE 8 finalized draft new ventilation requirements for lifeboats and liferafts, and draft new guidelines for the design, construction, installation, testing, maintenance and operation of lifting appliances and anchor handling winches. Good progress was made on the new mandatory requirements to minimize the incidence and consequences of fires on ro-ro passenger ships, and on the work to improve the safety of commercial diving operations.

  • Maritime
14 February 2022

IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 8)

The 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 8) was held remotely from 7 to 11 February. Highlighting the human element as a key factor both for safety and environmental protection, HTW 8 agreed on a revised checklist for considering the human element in the review, development and implementation of new and existing IMO requirements. HTW 8 also agreed on amendments to the STCW Convention and Code to accommodate the use of seafarers’ electronic certificates and documents.

  • Maritime
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