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.

Variety of Careers

Metallurgist/Chemical Engineer

What does a metallurgist do?
A Metallurgist’s role revolves around continuous operations of the marine diamond treatment and processing plants on-board the mining vessels. It includes managing metallurgical processes, interrogating and auditing existing treatment plants to improve processes and implementing up-to-date technologies and methodologies to ensure efficient operation of equipment to maximise recovery of diamonds in line with company best practices.

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers are responsible for the research, design, development, testing, and/or supervising the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for mining operations.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineers perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment.

Mining Engineer

Mining Engineers conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. Specify the ground support systems, processes and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. Also inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions.

Financial Accountant

What does a Financial Accountant do? Accountants establish and maintain financial controls and ensure that accounting records are maintained to meet all statutory, internal and external requirements.

Internal Auditor

Auditors provide internal audit services in compliance with the Internal Auditor’s Standards and Ethics by execute audit assignments as required by the risk-based audit coverage plan for the client base.

Process Controller

The Process Controller runs the treatment plant according to specifications and optimises efficiency by interpreting parameters and adjusting the process. h. Able Seafarer: Deck Is involved in various duties necessary for the efficient maintenance and operation of the deck department on-board the vessel.

Able Seafarer

Engine Is involved in various duties necessary for the efficient maintenance and operation of the engine room sections on-board the vessel.

Engineering Officer

An Engineering Officer is involved in the maintenance and efficient running of all equipment and machinery in the engine room.

Navigation Officer

A Navigation Officer is involved with the safe navigation and efficient marine operations of the ship when on watch-keeping duty.

Asset Management Officer

Asset Management Officers create and review the maintenance plans by updating and reviewing changes in order to optimise the utilisation of engineering resources. Facilitate, co-ordinate and dis-tribute the weekly shutdown schedule plan as well as the shutdown wash up/retrospect event.

Control & Instrumentation

C&I Technicians ensure technical availability of all electronic equipment (i.e. control and instrumentation, communication and navigation, security, IT-software engineering, entertainment system, marine engineering systems and recovery systems) on-board in accordance with safety and approved working standards.


Drillers optimises the movement of the vessel and drilling at all times, ensuring maximum production by monitoring weather, overburden volumes and heave conditions related to movement and drill times.

Crawler Pilot

Crawler Pilots pilot the crawler during mining operations and related activities to ensure optimum availability and utilisation of equipment.