Document updates considering SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) are now implemented in the relevant CO**** messages as well as in the BAPLIE and in the VERMAS.


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SMDG recommends implementing the official and stable SMDG approved guides. However, since still many organizations have implemented the messages based on older guides, we decided to make the older documentation also available on the SMDG website for a limited period, as a service to our members and other interested parties. These documents will not be maintained by SMDG and will be removed from the website at a date to be announced.

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