Marine Surveyors & Compass Adjusters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Services Overview

Plumley Pearson & White pride themselves on offering a full range of professional services and all work carried out by professionals. Below is a list of services offered. For more detail on specific services, please select a service from the menu sub items in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.

General Services List:

Surveying Services:


• Bunker Quantity Survey (FOBAS)
• Cargo Gear (ICGB)
• Cargo Securing (Compliance with ‘I.M.O. Guidelines for Packing and Securing of Cargo Transport Units’ and the ‘Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing)
• Cargo Suitability
• Collision
• Compass Adjustment
• Contaminations
• Damage
• Measurement
• O.C.I.M.F
• On/Off Hire
• Opening of Hatches
• Pollution
• Pre-Sale
• Single Voyage Permit
• Stability and Stress
• Stevedore Damage
• Stranding
• Towage
• Trade Suitability


• International Cargo Gear Bureau – ICGB
• China Register


• Crude Oil, Products and Base Oil Ship/Shore quantification and reconciliation.
• Containerised
• Dead Freight
• Dry Bulk
• General
• Heavy Lifts
• Liquid Bulk
• Livestock
• PCC Refrigerated
• Ro-Ro
• Unitised
• Quantity Establishment By: Draft Survey, Gauging, Measurement
• Claim Assessment and Adjustment

Shore Installations

• Damage to Wharves
• Shore Installations and Equipment
• Cargo Hoppers
• Grabs and Machinery

Consultative and Advisory Services For:

• Wharf A.S.3846 Compliance
• Grain
• Livestock
• Dangerous Goods
• Minerals
• Deck Cargo
• Coal
• Petroleum
• Preparations for Loading and Unloading
• Planning
• Hold Cleanliness Requirements
• Stability and Stress Resolution
• Preparation of Grain Plans for Submission for Approval to the Proper Authorities
• General and Particular Advice to Port Authorities
• Investigations for P and I Clubs, Hull and Machinery Underwriters
• Provision of Expert Advice and Opinion in Litigious Matters
• General Average
• Feasibility Studies, Project Logistics, Technical Support
• Charter Parties
• Casualties
• Stevedoring Practices
• Heavy Lift Stowage and Securing to I.M.O. Criteria


It is policy of the Company to comprehensively train prospective partners.
This is achieved by a formal “In-house” program, supplemented by attendance at the Australian Maritime College.
The program is audited annually by Australian Standards as part of the Quality Management System. Professional qualifications are revalidated by the Australian Government to STCW 95 requirements.