THOR MARINE

Independent Marine Services cc

THOR MARINE is a Closed Corporation type of company, established and registered in South Africa in 2003, Registration No. 2003/060062/23. With head office in Richards Bay but operating on demand in all Southern African Ports, specializes in providing General Marine Surveying & Consulting Services to the Marine Industry.
  • Flag State Inspector : Panama, Bahamas, Barbardos, 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, etc.
  • 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)





ANDY YORK

General Manager

andy@thormarine.co.za

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




  • Person in Charge of the operations
  • 22 years managerial experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying
  • Further 14 years managerial experience in Ship’s Agency operations
  • Further 8 years experience in shore-based marine businesses
  • Sea Going Deck Officer

Current Personnel

  • Vido Cavor (Director)
    24 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 - 22 years managerial experience in all aspects of Marine Surveying - Further 14 years managerial experience in Ship’s Agency operations - Further 8 years experience in shore-based marine businesses - Sea Going Deck Officer
  • Robert Pick (Marine Surveyor)
    9 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
  • Luke Gagnepain (Marine Surveyor)
    8 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
  • Michelle York (Administrator, Accounts)
    18 years experience in Marine Industry
In addition to the above full time employees, and employees of Bona Fide Marine in Durban, a network of Approved Sub-Contractors, is used from time to time, when required, in all Southern African Ports. (Names are available on request).

Clients

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
In addition, Company 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 (Ukraine)
  • CONARINA (US)
We believe, based on the above facts, as well as on proven track record over the past years, that Thor Marine is in a very good position to provide reliable and professional Marine Surveying & Consulting services in Southern African region and wider.

References are available on request.