Capabilities

Marine Surveying

Marine Surveying for Northern Australia and South-East Asia

Howells Maritime Services offers qualified opinions and specialist advice in all areas of marine surveying - backed up by years of working knowledge as a shipwright and boat builder. This intimate knowledge of boat construction ensures the advice provided is second-to-none.

Marine surveying is available for individuals and companies in Australia and internationally, for all types of boats … timber, fibreglass, aluminium and steel vessels ranging from bulk carriers to trailer boats.

We offer the full scope of marine surveys - damage surveys for insurance purposes; or condition surveys to obtain insurance after purchase.

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Australian Commercial Ships

Australian Commercial Ships

An accredited marine surveyor with AMSA, Zac is able to issue survey compliance, required to commercially register and operate ships. Initial commercial registration, periodical survey, positive flotation statements and survey to obtain a Restricted Use Flag for operations in Australian waters are also professionally carried out.

Accreditation categories held are:

  • Initial survey - construction or alteration - hull, deck and superstructure
  • Initial survey - construction or alteration - machinery
  • Initial survey - construction or alteration - loadline conditions and markings
  • Initial survey - construction or alteration - equipment
  • Initial survey - construction or alteration - commissioning
  • Periodic survey
  • Periodic survey - loadline
  • Survey of safety equipment
  • Survey of communications equipment

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Shipwright Qualifications

Shipwrighting Cairns

Zac's knowledge as a shipwright is arguably unmatched, after more than 25 years as a boat builder crafting and refitting diverse vessels through Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Having grown up with family members as shipwrights in Tasmania and originally trained in traditional timber boatbuilding, Zac is capable of, and qualified to, offer invaluable hands-on expertise.

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Container Surveying

Container Surveying

Zac is fully accredited and licensed as an IICL and Bureau Veritas Container Surveyor who can perform mandatory container surveys required every 2.5 years within the international maritime industry. Experience as supervisor for maintenance and repairs to Refrigerated Shipping Containers (reefers) for a large Australian Company has given Zac the knowledge and expertise in all types of shipping containers.

For a number of years, Zac has done statutory tests on ISO Tank Containers for Bureau Veritas. On-hire-off-hire, damage and pre-trip inspections for shipping containers are also a specialised service.

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2015 Winner Winner of the 2015 Inauguaral AIMS Excellence in Marine Surveying Practice