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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
How to make your company and ships more cyber-resilient
DNV GL has been addressing cyber security together with our clients for years. Even though we see the risk increasing every year, we believe that many companies and their assets are not prepared. This technical news summarizes some common-sense recommendations on how to make your company – and your ships – more cyber-resilient.
Concentrated inspection campaigns focusing on MARPOL VI, auxiliary machinery and open lifeboats
Different PSC regimes have announced their concentrated inspection campaigns (CICs) for auxiliary machines starting 1 June and for MARPOL VI from 1 September. The US Coast Guard carries out a CIC from May 2018 to 2019 on open lifeboats of US-flagged ships. This PSC news summarizes DNV GL’s considerations on how to prepare for the upcoming inspections.
Canada arctic pollution prevention certificate replaced by the polar code certificate
After entry into force of the Polar Code, the Canadian flag administration has repealed their requirements for an Arctic Pollution Prevention Certificate. This statutory news explains the transfer from the Arctic Pollution Prevention Certificate to the Polar Code Certificate.
Practical advice for IMO DCS data collection starting 1 january 2019
Both EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) and IMO DCS (Data Collection System) requirements are mandatory, and are the first step in a process to collect and analyse CO2 emission data for the shipping industry. EU MRV data collection already started from 1 January 2018, while IMO DCS data collection on fuel consumption to comply with the IMO DCS regulations starts 1 January 2019. This statutory news provides practical advice on IMO DCS compliance.
The IMO adopts greenhouse gas reduction strategy
The IMO’s vision is to phase out greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible within the end of this century. The aim is to reduce total emissions from shipping by 50% in 2050, and to reduce the average carbon intensity by 40% in 2030 and 70% in 2050, compared to 2008.
Ballast water management and port state control – checklist for preparation of PSC inspections
The international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) came into force on 8 September 2017. In Paris MoU alone, the Port State Control (PSC) issued more than 70 deficiencies regarding BWM in the last four months of 2017; worldwide more than 160 deficiencies were identified up to March 2018. This PSC news provides you with an overview of the main categories of deficiencies raised during the first seven months of BWMC entering into force and provides a checklist for preparation of PSC inspections regarding BWM systems, their operation and maintenance.
Shaft alignment and propeller shaft aft bearing performance – recent trends call for action
Recent experience reflects concerns on propeller shaft aft bearing performance on some oil lubricated installations, e.g. ships with single stern tube bearing, during turning conditions involving hard-over steering angles in the upper speed range (MCR). This also coincides with evolving trends comprising of larger and heavier propellers operating at a lower RPM and different types of stern tube lubricants. This technical news aims to elaborate the basic logic, criteria and recommendations associated with propeller shaft aft bearing performance.
Cold conditions call for extraordinary measures for ships, equipment and crew
Canada and other areas close to the Arctic are currently experiencing extremely low temperatures, and owners calling at ports in these areas are obliged to prepare accordingly. This includes paying particular attention to safety and navigation-related equipment which may be damaged or impeded from working properly under such conditions. This PSC news summarizes the most important measures to be assessed for cold climate navigation.