INTERTANKO's Navigation Working Group is a working group within the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC).

Its aim is to improve standards, layout, training, maintenance and operation of navigational equipment in general and to review particular issues in this field as necessary and required, to assist ISTEC in their deliberations. To review the working group terms of reference click here.

INTERTANKO members are encouraged to submit any issues pertaining to navigation to the Navigation Working Group (NWG) for further discussion and action, as they consider appropriate. Suggestions on such issues are below: 

  • Navigational hazards
  • Navigational equipment
  • Sharing ideas for improved safety of navigation
  • Training standards
  • Any other issues of interest related to navigational systems or related systems

Material of this kind may be sent to Dr Phil Belcher at 

Information that is of interest to the tanker industry as a whole will be published with the permission of the provider. INTERTANKO will remove any references to the company name and/or other type of identification, unless otherwise instructed.

Latest Navigation Updates

11.04.2014 - 11:08 GMT

INTERTANKO visits the Panama Canal Authority

INTERTANKO maintained the excellent working relationship with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) with a visit by Marine Director, Phil Belcher, to their headquarters along with the Secretary General ...... Login to view this article

04.04.2014 - 11:41 GMT

Polar Code developments

At the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 66th meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 66) a series of detailed discussions related to the environmental aspects of the...... Login to view this article

14.02.2014 - 11:02 GMT

Survey on ECDIS implementation by INTERTANKO Members

With the mandatory carriage requirement for ECDIS now in force for new ships, many INTERTANKO Members have fitted the equipment. In order to gather information for use in future debates, it would b...... Login to view this article

14.02.2014 - 10:25 GMT

Singapore MPA issues guidance on safe navigation after spate of accidents

In the wake of no less than five incidents in the Singapore Straits since the turn of the new year, three of which caused pollution, the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) called for an...... Login to view this article


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Dr Phillip Belcher
Director, Marine
P: +44 20 7977 7033

Adele Robinson
Assistant Manager, Marine
P: +44 20 7977 7010