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.

Technology

Debmarine Namibia owns, operates and maintains five (5) production vessels, namely: mv Debmar Atlantic, mv Debmar Pacific, mv Grand Banks, mv !Gariep and mv Mafuta. Additionally, Debmarine Namibia charters the mv Coral Sea.

The sixth member of the Debmarine Namibia fleet, mv SS Nujoma is a diamond exploration and sampling vessel. This vessel is scheduled to commence operations in 2017.

The production vessels mine diamonds off the sea floor using highly advanced technology and supported with sophisticated tracking, positioning and surveying equipment.

Debmarine Namibia Fleet

mv Debmar Atlantic

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mv Debmar Atlantic

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Marine Mining

Classification: American Bureau of Shipping - ABS

Name of builder: Levingston Shipyard in Orange, Texas, USA

Built: 1978 converted to a diamond mining vessel in 1994

Registered length: 137.7m

Gross tonnage: 10,318

mv Debmar Pacific

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mv Debmar Pacific

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Marine Mining

Classification: American Bureau of Shipping

Name of builder: Levingston Shipyard, Orange, Texas USA

Built: 1977 – converted to a diamond mining vessel in 1997

Registered length: 137.01m

Gross tonnage: 10,208

mv !Gariep

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mv !Gariep

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Marine Mining

Classification: American Bureau of Shipping - ABS

Name of builder: Nippon Kokan Shimizu Shipyard, Japan

Built: 1983 – Converted to a diamond mining vessel in 2003

Registered length: 118.969m

Gross tonnage: 8,471

mv Grand Banks

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mv Grand Banks

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Marine Mining

Classification: American Bureau of Shipping - ABS

Name of builder: Levingston Shipyard, Orange, Texas USA

Built: Converted to diamond mining vessel in 1992

Registered length: 111.862m

Gross tonnage: 6,168.32

mv Mafuta

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mv Mafuta

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Marine Mining

Classification: Lloyd’s Register

Name of builder: Veolme Heusden, Netherlands

Built: 1983 – converted to diamond vessel in 2007

Registered length: 169.52m

Gross tonnage: 15,851

mv SS Nujoma

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mv SS Nujoma

Home Port: Luderitz, Namibia

Owner: Debmarine Namibia

Type: Sampling

Classification: Lloyd’s Register

Name of builder: Kleven Verft AS N-6065, Ulsteinvik, Norway

Built: 2015

Registered length: 103.4m

Gross tonnage: 7,971.0

mv Coral Sea

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mv Coral Sea

The mv Coral Sea is a chartered vessel.

mv The Explorer

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mv The Explorer

The mv The Explorer is a chartered vessel.