Russ Larkin & Associates commenced business as Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors in January 1990 when founder Russ Larkin returned to Australia after spending thirty years working in the Far East and South East Asia as a Consulting Marine Engineer, Ship Surveyor and Ship’s Superintendent.
In 1994, the original Sole Proprietorship was changed to a Partnership when Steve Larkin joined the company as a Marine Surveyor.
In March 1996, Russ Larkin and the Partnership were both accredited by Maritime Safety Queensland as Marine Surveyors, to carry out:
• Hull and Superstructure;
• Machinery, Electrical,
• Positive Flotation Tests and
• Survey and Safety Equipment surveys on Queensland State Registered vessels
1999 saw Steve Larkin become an accredited Marine Surveyor with Maritime Safety Queensland.
1999 also saw Russ Larkin & Associates change status from a Partnership to a Registered Company, now known as Russ Larkin & Associates Pty Ltd, with Steve Larkin as director..
Today, the founder maintains an active interest in the company and is still a Consultant Surveyor for the company.
The Director, Steve Larkin, has continued to promote the professionalism, integrity and work ethic integral to Russ Larkin & Associates.
Russ Larkin & Associates’ operational area extends largely throughout Far North Queensland, with regular Surveys in other areas of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands, and with occasional Surveys in the Philippines, Far East Asia, The Middle East and South Pacific.
We regularly conduct the following types of work:
• Maritime Safety Queensland Compliance/Registration Surveys;
• Positive Flotation Tests;
• Condition & Valuation for Sale/Purchase/Finance/Insurance Surveys;
• “On/Off Hire” Surveys;
• Tow Out Surveys;
• Lashing & Securing Cargo Surveys.
The Company now undertakes over 250 marine and industrial surveys and inspections annually.