Debmarine Namibia Sends Sixth Exploration Vessel For Outfitting

Mining and Exploration
26/07/2016 08:34

Debmarine Namibia, which mines for diamonds in the sea off the country's coast, has taken possession of its sixth diamond mining and exploration vessel - the SS Nujoma which cost around $160 million and becomes the firm's sixth ship. The ship was built in Norway and will embark on its maiden voyage for Cape Town later this week for outfitting with exploration equipment, including a technologically advanced sampling system and treatment plant. After the final finishing touches are added it will be handed over to Debmarine Namibia for final commissioning and testing in early 2017. Namibia is the world's largest marine diamond miner with most of its output being from diamonds found on the seabed.