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North Sea oil industry. Dive support vessel Uncle John in the North Sea east of the Shetland Islands to the north of Scotland. Uncle John, built in 1977 and upgraded in the 1990s, is operated by Cal Dive International. It is a semi-submersible dive support vessel that provides services to the oil industry. It has powerful engines and thrusters to move it to places such as oil platforms. It has large cranes, a remotely operated submersible, and extensive diving facilities to allow divers to construct and repair oil drilling rigs. It also has a helipad. Uncle John is over 70 metres long, over 50 metres wide, and weighs over 850 tonnes. It can house over 100 crew, divers and workers.
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