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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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14 November 2022

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106)

The 106th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106) was held in London, UK, from 2 to 11 November. MSC 106 adopted a new SOLAS Chapter XV on safety measures for ships carrying industrial personnel (IP) along with a related mandatory IP Code, and progressed the development of the draft of a new international code of safety for autonomous ships. Requirements to permit LNG tanks constructed from high manganese steel were adopted, and new safety guidelines for lifting appliances and anchor handling winches were approved.

  • Maritime
04 July 2022

IMO sub-committee on navigation, communications, search and rescue

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-committee on Navigation, Communications, Search and Rescue (NCSR 9) was held from 21 to 30 June. Navigation and voyage planning requirements for fishing vessels, pleasure yachts and small cargo ships operating in polar waters were finalized, as well as requirements to make inclinometers for the measurement of heel angles compulsory for container ships and bulk carriers. The performance standards for ECDIS were revised to accommodate the next generation of electronic navigational charts.

  • Maritime
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