Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.

Women in Mining

Natasha Simataa

Mineral Process Engineer

I have six years’ experience in the mining industry. I spend one week every month offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, aboard the Debmarine Namibia diamond mining vessels. I get the best of both worlds because I am able to exercise the strengths and skills of my chosen career on board the vessels and on land at head office.

I see our ‘living up to diamonds’ commitment as searching for excellence. That is why one of the best aspects of my job is being at the forefront of technical developments, using the most sophisticated equipment for offshore diamond mining. In my spare time on the vessels, I enjoy reading, catching up on the latest news and watching my favourite TV series.

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Snerry Mungungu

Environmental Manager

I have 8 years’ experience in the mining industry, both onshore and offshore. I am mostly office-based and provide technical support to the offshore employees on environmental issues. I spend approximately one week per quarter on-board the vessels ensuring that our Environmental Management System is being implemented and appropriately maintained as per the company’s environmental policy.

In my opinion Debmarine Namibia has demonstrated commitment to maintaining the integrity of our natural environments through sustainable environmental practices which is a critical factor in maintaining long-term economic growth, livelihoods and ecological infrastructure.

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