Freedom Kapono Dennis began his maritime career in the Indonesian archipelago in 1990 and still actively sails in the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet.


He is a 1996 graduate of the California Maritime Academy and continues his maritime training at MITAGS (Maritime Institute of Training and Graduate Studies).  

Freedom has sailed on commercial Tankers, Ro-Ro vessels, Container ships, and Inter-island Tug & Barges.


Freedom began Marine Surveying as an Apprentice in 2007. He earned his Certification with NAMS Global (National Association of Marine Surveyors) in 2013. 


NAMS - CMS 111-987, Certified Marine Surveyor.

State of Hawaii 19.007, Certified Marine Surveyor DLNR Boating Division.

USCG License 2263696 Master 1600 tons, Second Mate Unlimited Tonnage.


Freedom complements his maritime experience with international business skills, he is a:

Voting Member of the Hawaii Export Council, 2014 - present.

Director of the Hawaii Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, 2014 - present.

Joint Co-Chairman of the Bali - Hawaii Sister State Initiative, 2015 - present.

International Logistics volunteer with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hokulea, 2012 - present.

CEO Island Energy Resources, LLC for Renewable Energy Development.


Freedom speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia, has a working knowledge of Spanish, understands conversational Japanese, and conversational Hawaiian.

About Our Principal Surveyor

Hawaii Marine Surveys, LLC

Marine Cargo Surveyor & Consulting

NAMS Certified   -  USCG Licensed   -   Insured