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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)

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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

Draft Surveys

On/Off Hire Surveys

Bunker Surveys (all types)

Bona Fide Marine - Off_Shore (3)

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)

Cargo Sampling

Motor Vehicle Inspections

Container Unpack/Repack Monitoring, etc.

Contact Details:


Physical Address :
27 Langalibalele Dube Street; Durban 4001
Postal Address : P.O. Box 484; Durban 4000
Telephone No. : + 27 (0)31 3323333
E-mail : bonafide@bonafidemarine.com

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