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This doesn't look like any submarine I've ever seen. It does look like a personnel rescue craft for use in evacuating from an oil platform.

They are made of fiberglass and can hold a large number of people. Not the most comfortable things in their original condition.

While it might go underwater for a moment after it's launched, it will pop to the surface. That's one of the reasons for the color, so it can be seen by rescue aircraft.

A friend of mine worked for a company that built them.
Thanks Chris, good to know, especially as they're put about by the locals as being subs. I'll have to see if I can identify a 'real' one up there.
 
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