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.



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Expiry Date: 20.07.2018

Debmarine Namibia invites energetic suitably qualified Namibians to apply for the position of Trainee Navigation Officer.

This approved and accredited accelerated programme of intensive training is designed to reduce the period of qualifying service for certification.The training is guided by an accredited Record Book to ensure that the Trainee Navigation Officer follows a structured programme to obtain the Deck Officer endorsed Mining Operations Certificate of Competency.

The accelerated training programme consist oftheoretical education of 12 months; 12 months approved sea service on ships engaged in mining operations or any other suitable vessel as may be determined by the Company; bridge watch-keeping duties under the supervision of a certificated Deck Officer for the last six months of the required sea service. During periods ashore the Trainee Navigation Officer will complete statutory ancillary safety training and for the duration of the sea-going training he/she may be required to work 56 days followed by 28 days off vessel.

Efficient navigation and positioning of the vessel as duty watch keeper.
Monitoring and controlling radar, radio communications, mining operations and other vessel operation. Verifying operational ability of the bridge equipment.
Updating charts and publications and plots courses.
Maintaining the ship radio and log books.
Maintaining safety and environmental equipment and systems.
Updating master lists and control the safety of the vessel whilst on watch keeping duty.

Pass at least 5 subjects on Grade 12 level of which at least two subjects on HIGCSE with Mathematics-C/3; Physical Science-C/3 and English- C/3.
Candidates should meet the language requirements of the University for Maritime Studies.
Candidates who have already completed S1 & S2 Maritime Studies are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate must have excellent coordination abilities, be able to perform under pressure, have good communication and interpersonal relations and should be able to work in a team.

Applicants must be Namibian citizens and preference will be given to designated persons as prescribed by the Namibian Affirmative Action Act.

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