Danie van Aswegen, Portfolio Manager – Strategic Projects, Debmarine Namibia, says their latest additional mining vessel currently being constructed in Romania is expected to be ready for its pilot ocean launch in October 2020. The N$7 billion vessel, which is expected to create more than 161 new jobs and contribute an additional 500,000 carats annually to Debmarine Namibia’s production, will first sail to Cape Town South Africa in early 2021, to be fitted with the mission equipment, before it sails to Namibian waters to commence operations.