Submarine Rescue Solutions

The U.S. Navy must be ready to respond with a rapidly deployable rescue system in the unlikely event of a downed or missing submarine.

We play a key role in fielding the most capable submarine rescue systems in the world. From development of specifications, through design, fabrication, and system certification, our highly experienced teams support your requirements with their understanding of complex systems and processes. 
We continue to provide support to the U.S. Navy and its Submarine Rescue System (SRS) based on our demonstrated expertise, attention to detail, and in-depth system knowledge. This support includes a wide range of operations and technologies.
  • Vessel of opportunity operations, analyses, and selection criteria
  • SRS mobilization improvements, system integration and verification testing, and ongoing integrated logistics support (ILS) management
  • Search, tracking, and navigation/positioning systems
  • Vessel mooring and dynamic positioning systems
  • Intervention systems including ROVs and atmospheric diving systems (ADS)
  • Participation in international rescue system operational exercises

We engage the international community through participation in the NATO Submarine Escape and Rescue Working Group (SMERWG), which encourages the development and implementation of military standardization in the global submarine forces.  

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy

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Company page Since our founding in the early 1960s, Oceaneering has expanded and grown globally to service several industries such as the offshore energy industry, defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries. In 1964, Mike Hughes and Johnny Johnson formed a Gulf of Mexico diving company called World Wide Divers. The company grew in response to increasing demand for their services and in 1969 merged with two other diving companies to form Oceaneering International, Inc. To solve the toughest challenges, we do things differently, creatively, and smarter. As your trusted partner, our unmatched experience and truly innovative portfolio of technologies and solutions give us the flexibility to adapt and evolve, regardless of market conditions. Our mission is to solve the unsolvable. We thrive by creating industry-changing technically creative solutions for the most complex operational challenges under water, on land, and in space. Our five core values establish a common culture and demonstrate what is most important for us as a company. Since the beginning, the company has transformed from a small regional diving company into a global provider of engineered products and services. Today, we develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also serve the aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. Underpinning everything we do, safety is not only the foundation of our core values, but it is vital to our unmatched performance record and company culture. The industries we serve are as diverse as they are complex. Whether we are engineering deepwater umbilicals or developing robotics for aerospace applications, the safety and health of our employees, vendors, and customers is an integral part of our day-to-day business. If we are working, then our responsibility is to be working safely. Since our inception in 1964, we have placed a high value on employee safety—from diving services and subsea inspection to vessel-based installation operations. We have and will continue to evolve not only our health, safety, and environmental (HSE) processes, but those of the industries in which we work. Although we have been fatality-free since 1999, our HSE journey goes beyond statistics. As our portfolio of services has grown, we have continued to prioritize and advance our approach to HSE.