+27 (0)313323333 bonafide@bonafidemarine.com

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. CK 98 56501/23.

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  • Flag State Inspector : Panama, Bahamas, Barbados, Togo, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • Class Surveyor: Panama Shipping Registrar Inc., ICS Class (Panama), China Corporation Registrar Shipping(Taiwan), International Ship Classification Pte Ltd (Singapore), Guardian Bureau of Shipping (Syria), Conarina (USA) , Royal Bureau of Shipping (Ukraine).
  • Other Clients : Höegh Autoliners, Mitsui OSK Lines, Saipem Luxemburg S.A, Anadarko Petroleum, SMB Offshore, KCA Duetag, Bureau Veritas.
  • 1982 – 1993 : At sea, deck officer.
  • 1993 – 1994 : Keeley Stevedoring, Richards Bay.
  • 1994 – 1999 : Marine Surveyor at Captain G.A. Chettle(Durban).
  • 1999 – present : Owner / Director of Bona Fide Marine(Marine Surveying & Consulting – Durban & Southern Africa).
  • 2005 – 2016 : Shareholder & Managing Director of Bureau Veritas Marine Surveying (Pty) Ltd.(Durban & Southern Africa).
  • 2016 – present : Owner / Director of Thor Marine Independent Marine Services cc(Richard Bay & Southern Africa).
  • 2017 – present : Indian Ocean Ship Agency(Southern African Ports).

VIDO CAVOR – Director

vido@thormarine.co.za

24/7 Tel.: + 27 (0)82 5502809

Vido Cavor - Director Bona Fide Marine
  • Person in Charge of the operations
  • 24 years managerial experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying
  • Further 16 years managerial experience in Ship’s Agency operations
  • Further 10 years experience in shore-based marine businesses
  • Sea Going Deck Officer

ANDY YORK – General Manager

andy@thormarine.co.za

24/7 Tel.: + 27 (0)83 2801671

Andy York - General Manager Bona Fide Marine

CURRENT PERSONNEL

Vido Cavor

Director

26 years managerial experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying, including in leading international Marine Surveying companies. – Responsible for maintenance of relevant International Inspection Standards, Procedures, Methods, etc.

Andy York

General Manager

Person in Charge of the operations – 24 years managerial experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying – Further 16 years managerial experience in Ship’s Agency operations – Further 10 years experience in shore-based marine businesses – Sea Going Deck Officer

Robert Pick

Marine Surveyor

11 years experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying – Further 9 years managerial experience in marine cargo warehousing – Further 5 years managerial experience in stevedoring – Qualified Submariner

Michelle York

Administrator ~ Accounts

20 years experience in Marine Industry.

Luke Gagnepain

Marine Surveyor

10 Years experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying – Further 4 years experience land surveying (stockpile surveys, 3D modelling, etc.) – Further 2 years experience in metal scrap management.

In addition to the above full time employees, a network of Approved Sub-Contractors is used from time to time in all South African Ports (names are available on request).

The extensive list of other regular Clients in Southern Africa includes:

Ship’s Agents

Ship Owners / Managers / Charterers

Other international and local Marine Surveying companies