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

09.01.2015 - 10:57 GMT

Panama Canal issues details of new fee arrangements

Following widespread consultations with industry bodies including INTERTANKO, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have published their proposals for the new fee arrangements for the new locks. During...... Login to view this article

14.11.2014 - 11:11 GMT

New Traffic Separation Scheme for Panama

On 1 December a new Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) will become mandatory for the approaches to the Panama Canal in the Gulf of Panama. The new TSS will be in three parts officially called "On the...... Login to view this article

24.10.2014 - 11:19 GMT

Charting requirements in Gujarat waters

Several Members have encountered problems with Port State Control (PSC) in the State of Gujarat in India, notably PSC officers had been applying an old notice requiring that Indian charts had to be...... Login to view this article

12.09.2014 - 10:50 GMT

Solar storm – possible disruption of GPS, particularly 12 and 13 September

Following intense solar flare activity the Earth should be experiencing a solar storm event, which was caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the Sun. This storm will be at its greatest durin...... 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