Survival Systems International, Inc. is an innovative lifeboat manufacturing company providing offshore operators with equipment, instruction, experience and knowledge.

To achieve a safe evacuation when an emergency occurs on an offshore installation. SSI focuses on Marine Safety through routine maintenance, overload testing, fast rescue craft maintenance and onshore / offshore repairs.

Survival Systems International took over the design, production and servicing of all the *Whittaker Survival Systems in 1987. We now have over 2000 units in service in the offshore regions of over thirty countries worldwide.

*Whittaker capsules, and Whittaker lifeboats. As well as Brucker survival capsules and lifeboats.

In 40 years of continuous service to the industry our single cable launched survival systems have successfully evacuated over 2,200 offshore personnel in more than 60 emergency incidents.

Our Headquarters and manufacturing facility is in San Diego California, USA.

SSI has Service facilities all around the world including, New Orleans, USA, UK, Mexico, Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore.

We Are a Lifeboat Capsule and Lifeboat Servicing Company

Survival Systems International focuses on marine safety with our proven and tested survival craft and launch equipment. Ask about our patented hook system, proven lifeboat maintenance procedures and our service abilities to perform onshore and or offshore repairs.

"To save lives by providing quality user friendly life saving equipment. To make sure offshore crews are prepared to safely evacuate in an emergency situation in a marine environment through the provision of Inspection, Instruction, authorised parts and repairs.

To perform this service in a safe, timely, cost effective and environmentally sound manner".

- George Beatty

Survival Systems International proudly holds the best safety record in the industry based on 45+ years manufacture, supply and service of OEM Single Fall Escape capsules.

It is this safety record and underpinning methods that influence both our mindset and actions when approaching offshore and onshore activity as an Approved Service Provider.

Survival Systems International utilises a competency assessment programme in accordance with the IMO MSC.1/circ.1277 for all service personnel working under the companies Approved Service Provider designation. This programme forms part of the companies ISO9001 certification and is specifically audited by multiple marine administrations, classifications societies and recognised organisations to ensure compliance with IMO requirements.

Key Personnel such as our QA and HSE Managers oversee the setup, completion and review of all scopes regardless of onshore/offshore status.


SSI is able to offer full repair and refurbishment of your lifeboats. Smaller repairs can be performed on your vessel. For larger repairs, SSI’s service bases around the world offer full onshore lifeboat refurbishment facilities. In addition SSI is able to perform re-hooking of your lifeboats with SSI’s certified industry leading Triple5LX lifeboat hook system.

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