The IMO-Vega Database (V 13.0), 2008IMO-Vega is an essential tool for anyone involved in shipping: ship- owners and operators, shipbuilders, classification societies, casualty investigators, governments, insurers and underwriters, port authorities, surveyors and many others.The IMO-Vega Database, developed jointly by IMO and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), puts all the necessary information at your fingertips. Given year of build, ship type, ship size, cargo, trade area and flag, IMO-Vega will quickly identify the requirements applicable to the ship in question.Unlike other, similar products, IMO-Vega contains historical data – including regulations which have been superseded. In the context of Port State Control, for example, access to the correct historical regulations is essential.Version 13.0 of IMO-Vega includes up-to-date texts, with all amendments adopted up to April 2008, of the following IMO requirements: * 1974 SOLAS Convention, including 1978 and 1988 Protocols and all amendments * 1966 Load Lines Convention, including the 1988 and 2003 Protocols * MARPOL 73/78, including all amendments * 1978 and 1995 STCW Convention and Code, with amendments * 1972 Collision Regulations * 1969 Tonnage Convention * 2004 Ballast Water Management Convention * International Bulk Chemical (IBC) Code, with amendments * International Gas Carrier Code (IGC) Code, with amendments * International Safety Management (ISM) Code * International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code * International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC) 1994 and 2000 * Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code), with amendments * International Grain Code * Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing, as amended * Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, as amended * 1989 Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code), as amended in 1991 * International Code of Signals * International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code * Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships. * International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC), 1990 * OPRC-HNS Protocol 2000.Whereas only the most known requirements are listed above, the database also contains best safety-related documents issued by IMO such as circulars, resolutions, etc.IMO-Vega is also available as a web-based solution and can be accessed directly through your web browser provided you have a user ID and password. The web-based solution will be regularly updated when new IMO requirements are made available.