George & Sim Marine Surveyors Pty. Ltd

Marine Surveyors & Consultants, Port Melbourne, Vic. Australia.

Company Profile


"George and Sim" has been a name associated with the Port of Melbourne ever since 1923, when Captains George Moira and Stanley Sim commenced a Marine Surveying business at the bottom end of Queen Street. This partnership was first incorporated in 1975, and after a restructure George & Sim Marine Surveyors Pty. Ltd. was formed in 1998 in order to maintain this proud name in the Maritime Industry.

As a privately owned marine surveying company based in the Port of Melbourne, it aims to provide a detailed, personalised and quality service to the commercial shipping industry. George & Sim Marine Surveyors provides services to the major carriers servicing the trades from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Special areas of interest include vehicle transport, pre-shipment inspections, securing of project cargoes (on flatracks and on board), container and vessel inspections, including damage, spillage, contamination and shortages, for ship owners, charterers, cargo interests and insurance companies.


Our valued clients include: Major Shipping Lines such as CMA-CGM/ANL, Hamburg Sud, Hapag Lloyd, Mitsui-OSK, and NYK, various P & I Clubs, Stevedores and Terminal Operators, International Freight Forwarders and Underwriters.


Captain Peter Bosman

Captain Bosman became a Surveyor after 12 years seagoing experience on general cargo vessels. He joined George & Sim in 1976 and has been the firm's manager since 1979. His expertise lies in general cargo damages, pre-shipment inspections, marine casualty and insurance work. During his 40 years as Surveyor he has worked on several major marine disasters, on a wide variety of import and export cargoes, both containerised and in bulk. In the majority of these cases he has been representing the interests of the Shipping Lines, but can equally be relied on to represent Cargo Interests or their Underwriters. Captain Bosman is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors, an Honorary Member of the Company of Master Mariners, a Member of the Nautical Institute, and an Associate of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.


For large volume work we can access a network of company trained casual staff, including Master Mariners, with suitable experience and integrity to provide on going high quality service to our clients. Through alliances with other reputable surveying companies we can provide services around Australia.


Our charges recognise the time, level of expertise required, travelling involved and any technical procedures that may be required. Quotes and fees are subject to variation relating to after hours or public holiday work and include travelling time and local, national and international telephone and other communication charges. Non-local travel, accommodation and external testing services are oncharged to clients at cost +20%. Work is billed at the completion of each project. Our terms are 30 days. All services are underwritten by professional indemnity insurance.


George & Sim Marine Surveyors will carry out their activities in such a manner so as to protect the health and safety of any person with whom they may come in contact in the course of their professional duties and of the community in general, while paying proper regard to protecting the environment. To achieve this, we undertake to:

* Provide and maintain healthy and safe work areas in our premises and to properly maintain equipment.

* Review work methods and equipment in search of improvements, in the belief that injuries and occupational illness can be prevented.

* Ensure that all our staff is conversant with all relevant health, safety and environmental information available.


George & Sim Marine Surveyors guarantee that any work performed by our company will be conducted in a professional manner and will be completed promptly and efficiently. If you are not fully satisfied, please contact us immediately.



George & Sim Marine Surveyors provide a 24 hours service. The company is based in Port Melbourne, and we can always be contacted after hours on the numbers above.

Under Development 20/12/2014.

Contact Details

Phone: +61 3 96462201 Mobile : +61 408 367 074

Address: 78 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Vic. 3207.