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

29.08.2014 - 10:30 GMT

Northern Sea Route update

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Basins along the coast of Northern Russia opened 21 August for the 2014 ‘season’ to allow commercial shipping traffic to pass. It is...... Login to view this article

30.05.2014 - 10:38 GMT

Singapore MPA releases recommendations after incident investigations

At a briefing to the shipping industry on Thursday this week, Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) released a summary of its investigation into the three collision incidents that took plac...... Login to view this article

09.05.2014 - 18:08 GMT

INTERTANKO, Brazilian Maritime Pilots Association and Brazilian National Pilots Federation sign MoA

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed by the Chairman of INTERTANKO, Graham Westgarth, and the President of the Brazilian Maritime Pilots’ Association (CONAPRA) Ricardo Augusto Leite...... Login to view this article

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


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

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