Howells Maritime Services — Marine Surveyors

Based from Cairns, Servicing South-East Asia, Pacific and Australia

Zac Howells, Proprietor and Shipwright Zac Howells - Proprietor
Howells Maritime Services

Howells Maritime Services is the experienced name in the marine industry… whether you’re insuring a vessel, need an assessment of vessel damage, survey for cargo requirements or require statutory survey for Australian commercial operations.

Based in Cairns, Australia, servicing Australian and Asia-Pacific regions, proprietor Zac Howells is an accredited surveyor who also offers invaluable hands-on expertise after 25 years as a boat builder and shipwright.

Add Zac’s extensive international connections (particularly in South East Asia) and ease of access to the Asia and Pacific regions, and Howells Maritime Services has become the trusted and reliable name to meet the maritime requirements of companies and individuals around the world.

Marine Surveying of Commercial Vessels

Our primary services include:

  • Condition and Valuation Surveys
  • Damage Surveys
  • On-hire Off-hire Surveys
  • Bunker surveys
  • Marine insurance assessments
  • Cargo Surveys
  • QLD Government Accredited to carry out Certificate of Compliance and other requirements for commercial ships.
  • Panama flag Annual safety inspections
  • Yacht Surveys (including superyachts)
  • Shipping container Surveys (including CSC recertification)
  • ISO tank container statutory surveys (Bureau Veritas)

Marine Surveying of Small Vessels


  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Accredited Marine Surveyor
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Marine Surveying (Australian Maritime College)
  • Shipwright/Boat Builder
  • Bureau Veritas TLD 2 Container Surveyor
  • ISM/ ISPS Auditor
  • Panama Flag ASI surveyor
  • Berlise Flag (IMMARBE) surveyor
  • Member Australian Institute of Marine Surveyors
  • Bi-lingual (English and working knowledge of Filipino)
  • Continuing professional development

Our prices are competitive — contact us for a quotation or more information.

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