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SOS Marine
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SOS Marine giving a presentation on Quality Assurance to 30 delegates from the Royal Thai Navy

About SOS Marine

SOS Marine plays an important role in purpose-designed safety equipment for many diverse customer applications. Our company is constantly working on new projects by researching and developing products that suit challenging working environments.

SOS Marine products have been trusted for over 30 years and continues to deliver new innovations with a proven track record internationally established and synonymous with quality and high performance.

SOS strength lies in design-assist capacity providing customers the ability to match affordable equipment with their requirements by developing and implementing new equipment for their workplace environments. This is achieved through product samples, prototypes and testing of product.

Our experience provides flexibility to be adaptive with a wide range of design customisation of products, from the basic design to the most complex, often unique to the market-place; several SOS products hold world-wide patents.

SOS capabilities are aligned with the current and future needs of marine professionals modernisation options. We have strong relationships with some of the world`s leading component suppliers allowing us to provide a large range of variations of quality designed products with "outside the square thinking".  

Our History

SOS Marine is an Australian owed company. We have evolved from being a retailer who fitted out over 90% of Sydney Harbour`s 18 footer fleet, two of the world`s Maxi Racing class yachts and Australia`s leading shop fitter using marine grade stainless fittings.

Period Contract with the Royal Australian Navy

We then progressed into manufacturing for the Australia` Department of Defence for the past 20 years. Our company is a major supplier to Australia's Defence Forces including the Period Contracts to supply to the Royal Australian Navy with Inflatable Life Jackets.

ISO 9001 Quality Management System

SOS Marine independently achieved the Quality Assurance level of ISO 9001; this has been used to design specialised vests for the NSW Police Department's Bomb Squad.

Our company was the major manufacturer for Australian Army Directorate of Capital Procurement for the supply of the new Large Field Packs. We have completed a 25,000 contract for the Large Field Packs. All products were delivered within the required time framework.


For over 30 years, SOS Marine has continually looked for ways to improve and develop new products for the marine professionals. SOS has designed and manufactured innovative custom designed safety & rescue equipment products for varies marine professionals including specialised safety equipment for 12 Defences Forces world-wide:

  • Royal Australian & New Zealand Navy
  • Special Forces
  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Coast Guard & Marine Rescue
  • NSW Maritime
  • Search & Rescue SES
  • Fire-Fighters
  • Helicopter Rescuers
  • Oil & gas industries
  • Professional & recreational fishermen
  • Marine Pilots
  • Fisheries
  • Immigration
  • Customs
  • Salvage Teams
  • Police Air Wing
  • Australian Water Police
  • Australian Customs
  • Australian Federal Police, and the Northern Territory Police, such as Tactical Load Bearing Vests, Gun Holsters and Vests with Inflatable Life Jackets, to suit the challenging working environments in which they operate.

Border Security

As border patrol and home security have become higher priorities in Australia and other countries, so has the demand for equipment that allows officers to operate efficiently with safety as a major factor.

SOS Marine designed a specialised Load Bearing Jacket incorporating an Inflatable Life Jacket for Australia's and New Zealand Marine Border's Protective Departments, such as Police, Customs, Immigration and Navy. As well, SOS Marine is the sole supplier of Waterproof Drop Bags used for air and sea conditions by Australia's elite Commandos and SAS Regiments.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Teams

Our company has also closely worked with the Australian Navy's Diving Clearance Teams, designing and manufacturing two styles of Low Magnetic Signature Diving Buoyancy Compensators for the Mine Counter Measures and Marine Tactical Operations.


International Award Winning Company:

SOS Marine has won various awards, including International Award of Excellence in Safety and Protective Products and an Australian Business Awards for Product Innovation.

International Standards:

Our SOS Safety Lifejackets are approved to the International Standards ISO 12402.


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Last Update September 14 2015