With an industry need for quality survey, Captain Steve Hawthorne and founded HKIMS. With over 12 years as Surveyor with Braemar Technical Services in both Singapore and Hong Kong he knows the region well.

During his time with Braemar, Steve was involved in numerous marine casualty investigations and in warranty work, general claims and condition surveys throughout the Far East Region. 

We typically charge an extremely competitive local or international hourly rate dependent on the type of work being conducted.

We welcome you to contact us for a quote, noting that we can consider block fees, dependent on the client’s expectations and requirements.

We strive to maintain all expenses as low as possible and at cost, and we never include unnecessary additions.

As a family run business we work hard to ensure that our work matches our clients requirements


Examples of OUR SERVICES:

  • Hull & Machinery, P&I and LOH surveys
  • Post incident crew interviews
  • Damage repair and dry-docking surveys
  • Grounding and wreck removal surveys
  • Casualty and investigation surveys
  • Cargo damage surveys, including container damage
  • Container stack collapse and incident investigation
  • Hull & Machinery and P&I condition surveys
  • Pre-purchase and owner’s condition surveys
  • Heavy lift and project cargo warranty surveys
  • Yacht surveys (pre-purchase, condition, loading, offloading)
  • Voyage and towage approvals (wet and dry)
  • On-hire & off-hire surveys