BONA FIDE MARINE
Marine Surveyors & Consultants
Bona Fide Marine is a successor of “Captain G.A Chettle & Associates”, a reputable Marine Surveying and Consulting Firm, Durban branch, which was formed in 1953.
Bona Fide Marine is a Closed Corporation type of company, registered in South Africa, Registration No. 1998 056501/23.
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The Company's Managing Director, Vido Cavor, is the appointed Inspector/Surveyor for a number of Flag State and Classification administrations, such as:
The Bahamas Maritime Authority
Barbados Ships Registry
China Corporation Register of Shipping (Taiwan)
Maritime Authority of Jamaica
International Classification Registry (Singapore) Pty Ltd
Panama Maritime Authority
Panama Shipping Registrar Inc.
Guardian Bureau of Shipping (Syria)
Sierra Leone International Shipping Registry
St. Kitts & Nevis International Ships Registry
ICS Class (Panama)
Royal Bureau of Shipping (UAE, Tanzania)
Bona Fide Marine surveyors complete, in recent periods, various above mentioned and other inspections/surveys on about 50-60 ships each month, mostly in Durban and Richards Bay Harbours, but also in other Southern African Ports and wider.
General Marine Suveying & Consulting Services
On/Off Hire Surveys
Bunker Surveys (all types)
Cargo Hold Cleanliness Inspections
Cargo Inspections (Pre-Shipment, Cargo Damage/Contamination, etc.),
Cargo Separation Inspections (in Cargo Holds)
Flag State Inspections (including in Offshore Industry)
Motor Vehicle Inspections
Container Unpack/Repack Monitoring, etc.