JOHN HALL - Hong Kong Marine Surveyor & Compass Adjuster

' (852) 90 61 11 86 .      Make enquiry or request quotation

ohn Hall is a registered, certificated commercial marine surveyor & holds an unlimited marine compass adjuster's licence. He is the Principal Surveyor of Hong Kong based AMEE & Co.

Marine surveyor & compass adjuster

Boat builder & shipwright

Mariner & ship's carpenter

Services in Hong Kong

Memberships, training & qualifications

ohn draws from over 40 years experience as a marine professional - including as surveyor, shipwright, professional seaman & owner-skipper, & of hands-on problem solving in salvage, damage control, rescue & front-line naval operations.

He has long maintained an active interest in the promotion & preservation of a safe, healthy, clean & sustainable maritime environment.


Marine Surveying : Has been permanently based in Hong Kong since early 2012 & has worked in Australia, the South Pacific & Hong Kong since 2001. Before that was based in UK. Began marine surveying career by conducting salvage & repair evaluation inspections in 1991.
A surveyor full-time since 2005, has conducted pre-purchase, compliance & insurance surveys on yachts, boats & barges; flag state ship surveys; load-line surveys; damage assessments; cargo surveys; yacht/project cargo/heavy-lift load/discharge surveys.
Compass Adjusting : Has adjusted magnetic compasses on many hundred vessels of all types & sizes; installed new compass systems on fishing trawlers, sailing & motor yachts, merchant vessels & warships.

Shipwright : Has undertaken a number of renovation projects on historic ships & wooden boats; carried out professional repairs, refits & conversions on wooden, steel, aluminium & FRP vessels from <10 metres to 200 metres LOA; has owned & enjoyed wooden boats since 1976.

Carried out & overseen preparatory & remedial work for Load-Line, Class, Port/State Control & Flag-State surveys.
Back to top of page

Seafarer : Career began in 1972 on British tramp cargo ships; Chief Petty Officer (Carpenter) with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; Carpenter & Boatswain on salvage & merchant ships.

Later trained as navigating officer in the UK; Mate on salvage vessel; Master (V) on Australian East Coast; Rescue Boat Crew/Training Officer with Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.

Marine expertise & services provided in Hong Kong include:

Magnetic compass inspections & adjustments on vessels of all types & sizes

Condition surveys for insurance or pre-purchase purpose on junks, yachts & small craft
Ship surveys - Flag State ship compliance & safety inspections (Antigua & Barbuda, W.I.)
Non-destructive testing for corrosion, osmosis, delamination, etc
Pre/post shipping surveys on yachts & cargo to/from Australia
Yacht & project cargo load/discharge & lashing surveys
Repair & maintenance consultation & management
Compliance, safety & suitability inspections
Wooden vessel survey specialisation
Damage inspection & assessment

Back to top of page
John Hall holds full membership of a number of professional organisations:

Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors
International Institute of Marine Surveying

Nautical Institute

Professional, trade & seafarer training, qualifications & licenses include:

Certificated Commercial Marine Surveyor. Australia

Certificated Shipwright/Ship’s Joiner. UK
Diploma, Yacht & Boat Building. UK
Flag State Inspector. Antigua & Barbuda, WI
Confined Spaces - Competent Person & Certified Worker. Hong Kong
Certificated & Licensed Compass Adjuster. Commonwealth of Australia
Master (V). Australia
Rescue Craft Crew Training. Australia
Certificated Workplace Trainer & Assessor. Coast Guard, Australia
Advanced First Aid. UK & Australia
AYF Coastal Skipper/Offshore Yacht Master
Shipboard Fire Fighting. UK
Lifeboatman & Survival Craft Operation. UK
Efficient Deck Hand/Able Seaman. UK
Warfare Damage Control (FOST/RFA)
Navigational Watch Keeping (STCW)
GMDSS General Operation (STCW)
Navigation, ARPA Radar, ECDIS & Electronic Navigation (STCW)
Ultrasonic Hatch Cover Testing Kit (Cygnus Instruments)

Back to top of page

free counters

Written, designed, created and managed by J Hall.
All rights reserved © AMEE & CO. 2007-2018