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Marine Surveying
and Consulting

Quality reporting and consultation for organisations and individuals in the maritime industry.

“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting into situations that require great ship-handling” – Ernest King

Condition Inspections

Independent, reliable and trustworthy vessel assessments. Take advantage of our efficient and cost effective condition reports with a 5 days turnaround service. Use our Baer Marine vessel rating as a benchmark to compare your vessel to other vessels of similar category and age.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Get a fair and accurate assessment of the vessel at competitive rates at a slick time frame. Our surveyors can attend at short notice and in some of the remotest locations.

OVID Inspections *new offer

Our experienced OVID Accredited inspectors are standing by in East and West Africa. Give us a call!



Baer Marine is an independent marine consulting and surveying company that was founded by Captain Simon Baer in 2020, after identifying a need for suitably qualified, efficient and cost effective marine surveyors in the African region. Baer Marine’s surveyor network extends throughout the African continent and to some European countries. Our surveyors comprise of marine professionals with sea-going experience. Baer Marine offers professional surveying and consulting services to vessel owners, brokers and other surveying companies. Our inspection report templates are regularly reviewed for the ever-changing maritime regulations and requirements and our vessel rating provides our customers with a visual representation of their vessel’s condition on a professionally designed report.

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We offer a wide array of services aimed at simplifying your life

Management Inspections

Need to carry out your fleet’s annual management inspections and attendances. Save costs and avoid the travel logistics. Let us attend your vessels on your behalf.

Damage Surveys

We have previous attendance experience with representing both vessel management and insurance companies. Save the headache and let us determine the root and immediate causes on professionally designed report forms.

Dry Dock Spec Development

No matter the condition or operational status of your vessel. Let us develop and produce a Dry Dock Spec with comprehensive descriptions and quotations from reputable suppliers and service providers. And let us manage the docking for you!

Marine Advisory

Do you have questions that need answers? Or applications that need to be made? We have experience in risk management practices and applications to marine stakeholders for various matters.

Marine Warranty

Do you need towage approval or a suitability survey carried out? We can get to those hard-to-get-to locations, at short notice.

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Baer Marine is our go-to solutions provider in South Africa. The quality and speed of the work is unmatched, and they are one of the highest performing surveyors on the Idwal network. They can be trusted to deliver consistent, high-quality inspections and consultancy services across a range of vessel types and sizes and are capable of handling a range of different inspection types from pre-purchase to pre-charter to Navigation Assessments. I sincerely hope that our partnership with Baer Marine continues for a long, long time.

Steffan HenryHead of Marine Standards - IDWAL MARINE
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Contact Details:

1C, 2nd Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193, South Africa
+27 (0)72 289 7308

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Contact Details:

2nd Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193
South Africa

+27 (0)72 289 7308