DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd.
Now a division of "Survitec SOLAS Liferaft Business" is now owned by the Survitec Group. The company will continue to manufacture highly engineered and quality marine Lifesaving equipment, Survival Clothes and equipment, and Fire Safety Systems for both Marine and Commercial applications.

DBC was incorporated in 1977 and is one of the largest and most experienced marine lifesaving equipment manufacturers. Since its inception, DBC has developed and continues to manufacture a comprehensive range of yachting and commercially approved liferafts, platforms and passenger evacuation systems.
  DBC's manufacturing and servicing facility in Delta, BC, Canada

DBC's technical personnel actively participates in the development and formulation of domestic and international marine safety standards. Our strong commitment to improving marine safety keeps DBC at the forefront of lifesaving product design.

Our manufacturing plant and head office, employing over 50 skilled technicians and professional support staff, is located in Delta (Vancouver), British Columbia. DBC has always been proud of maintaining quality production staff who build and test each product to the highest possible standards of quality and reliability. The company received certification and compliance registration to ISO 9001 requirements in 1994. In addition, we continue to maintain Transport Canada Airworthiness Certification for overhaul and distribution of lifesaving equipment and appliances to the aviation industry.

DBC has developed a full range of liferafts to meet Coast Guard (Canadian and United States) and international specifications and standards (S.O.L.A.S.) as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (I.M.O.).

DBC was the first North American liferaft manufacturer to successfully complete testing and obtain CCG and USCG approvals for both the 50-person liferaft and the 100-person platform to S.O.L.A.S. specifications. In addition to our own designs, we have developed, tested and manufactured marine and aviation liferafts for the Department of National Defence.

We received Canadian Coast Guard approval for the Marine Evacuation Chute System (MEC) in 1989 and have continued development to ensure that the most current requirements of I.M.0. to S.O.L.A.S. are met. DBC recently completed the S.O.L.A.S approval testing of the MEC for the United States Coast Guard, in accordance with the most recent I.M.0. regulations and standards; we're the first company in North America to obtain this approval.

Our major customers are North American ferry operators (including British Columbia Ferry Corporation - the world's largest ferry operator, Marine Atlantic, Northumberland Ferries, Ontario Northland, Alaska Marine Highways, Cape May Lewis Ferries, Washington State Ferries), North American shipyards and fishing companies. Other customers include various federal and provincial government departments and agencies such as the Department of National Defence, Ministry of Highways, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

In addition to designing, manufacturing and selling marine lifesaving equipment, DBC is an approved liferaft service station for various types of liferafts including RFD, DSB, Toyo, and Beaufort liferafts. DBC trains and certifies government Coast Guard personnel and liferaft technicians to service DBC liferafts.

DBC is proud to have certified ISO 9001 quality management system in place.