Namibia the World's Leading Marine Diamond Mining Country - List of Diamond Mines in Namibia
Debmarine Namibia has recently ordered the largest offshore diamond mining vessel in the world. Damen Shipyards commenced a construction of the 177-meters (577 ft) offshore ship in May 2019. The vessel will be equipped with the DP2 system based on seven-thruster propulsion system and will cost about $468 million. Image Credits Debmarine NamibiaDebmarine Namibia has been given a licence for marine diamond mining off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic, within an area of 2,316 square miles. The validity of this license lasts until the year 2035. According to CEO of Debmarine, Otto Shikongo, this does not mean that every single square mile within this area will be mined.