New IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

The database contains updated and consolidated IMO documents including resolutions from the Assembly 30 st session, MEPC committee 71th session and MSC committee 98th session - and circulars and interpretations including April 2018.

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, the HSSC Survey Guidelines and the PSC Procedure (both in the section “Other Instruments”) were amended. Also, the Guidelines on the implementation of the ISM Code by Administrations and the Non-Exhaustive list of obligations under the IMO III Code were amended.

Further the newly adopted OSV Chemical Code under “Other Codes” was included.

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

Forthcoming requirements 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 web site for IMO-Vega, or on www.imo.org 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 contact IMO publishing at sales@imo.org.


IMO’s web site for IMO-Vega


If you have any questions, please email us at rules@dnvgl.com