Yarmouth’s SSI company completes lifeboat capsule refurb

SURVIVAL Systems International UK (SSI) has completed the refurbishment of three 50-man lifeboat capsules from the Global Sante Fe Galaxy rig at its UK base at Great Yarmouth. All three were transported by road from Scotland to be worked on simultaneously while the North Sea rig was being revamped on the Cromarty Firth. Andy Dickson, SSI UK’s operations manager, said: “It’s meant the workshop has been particularly busy with all three capsules being worked on alongside another major contract.”

Every component from each of the capsules was thoroughly checked through SSI’s ‘traffic light’ assessment – green for OK, yellow for potential refurbishment and red for replacement. GSF Galaxy, a harsh environment deepwater jack-up platform, is undergoing a three-month refurbishment.