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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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  • Flag State Inspector : Panama, Bahamas, Barbados, Togo, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, St. Kitts & Nevis, etc.
  • 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, etc.

Services

Bona Fide Marine specialises in providing General Marine Surveying & Consulting Services to the
Marine Industry.
Various services include, but are not limited, to:
– Draft Surveys,
– 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),
– Cargo Sampling,
– Motor Vehicle Inspections (incl. Stowage & Lashing Inspections),
– Container Unpack/Repack Monitoring, etc., etc.
– Ship’s Pre-Purchase Inspections,
– Flag State Inspections (including in Offshore Industry)
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.
In addition to the above, Bona Fide Marine’s subsidiary (sister Company) in Richards Bay, Thor
Marine Independent Marine Services completes further +/- 50 inspections/surveys monthly on
various ship’s in Richards Bay Harbour.

Clients

The extensive list of other regular Clients in Southern Africa includes:
– Ship’s Agents: Wilhelmsen Ships Services, LBH Group, Rennies Ships Agency, Mentor
Shipping, Tidal Shipping, etc.,
– Ship Owners/Managers: Hoegh Autoliners, MOL, etc.,
– Other international and local Marine Surveying companies (P & I Associates, Bureau Veritas,
SGS, Control Union and others).
In addition, Company’s Managing Director Vido Cavor is 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)
– Togolese International Ship Registry
– Conarina (USA)

Vido Cavor – Director

Vido Cavor - Director Bona Fide Marine

CURRENT PERSONNEL

Vido Cavor

Director

Person in charge of all Dry Cargo Marine Surveying & Consulting in Southern Africa.
– Responsible for maintenance of relevant International Inspection Standards, Procedures,
Methods, etc.
– 29 years experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying

Netisha Mijan

Administrator ~ Accounts

20 years experience in Marine Industry

Capt. Dave King

Consultant

20 years experience in General Marine Surveying and a
further 19 years experience in Bureau Veritas Ship’s Classification Surveying.

Terrance Govender

Operations Manager

20 years experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying

Turfin Appana

Marine Surveyor

8 years experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying

Pragalathan Naidoo

Marine Surveyor

15 years experience in all aspects of Motor Vehicle and Ro-Ro Cargo Inspections, Stowage,lashing, etc.

Adrian Roskruge

Marine Surveyor

15 years experience in all aspects of Motor Vehicle and Ro-Ro Cargo Inspections, Stowage, lashing, etc.

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