Debmarine Namibia Ship Launched, To Start Operating in One Year

Mining and Exploration
20/01/2016 17:31

Debmarine Namibia's sixth vessel will start operating off the coast of the country in one year after the SS Nujoma diamond sampling and exploration vessel was successfully launched at a shipyard in Norway. The ship is reportedly the most advanced marine diamond sampling and exploration vessel in the world. Now that it is floating, its outfitting will be completed prior to sea trials and final delivery from to Debmarine Namibia which is recruiting and selecting Namibian skilled and licensed seamen who will undergo training and vessel familiarization. The second part of the approximately $140 million project, the subsea sampling system and treatment plant, has been developed in parallel by De Beers Marine South Africa and will be installed on the ship in Cape Town in the second half of this year, allafrica.com reported.