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

09.10.2015 - 11:04 GMT

Study proposed on navigation in Straits of Malacca and Singapore

During a meeting of the three Littoral States (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore held earlier this week, the Malacca Straits Council (MSC) proposed to...... Login to view this article

02.10.2015 - 12:05 GMT

Integrated navigation in Europe

INTERTANKO took an active part in the steering committee of the EC funded Mona Lisa project which looks to bring together all the data exchanges that are needed to facilitate safe and efficient...... Login to view this article

25.09.2015 - 10:41 GMT

Panama Canal lock lane outage and the transit reservation system

As of 22 September until midnight on 30 September the West lane of Pedro Miguel locks will be out of service. There will also be intermittent lane outages on the East lanes of both Miraflores and...... Login to view this article

25.09.2015 - 10:36 GMT

INTERTANKO meets with China MSA, Beijing

INTERTANKO’s Asian Panel Chairman, Mr Kenneth Koo, met with China’s Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) this week at their headquarters in Beijing. Welcomed by Deputy Director, Capt. Shi Xin...... 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