• Juan de la cosa

    New drydocking of the vessel JUAN DE LA COSA

    ASTILLEROS ZAMAKONA PASAIA S.L., finished last week the repair and maintenance services on drydock of the sanitary vessel of salvage and maritime assistance “JUAN DE LA COSA” of the SOCIAL INSTITUTE OF THE NAVY.

     

    The vessel of 75mts LOA and 14 mts of breadth, has needed several works of repair and general maintenance related to the requirements of this kind of vessel activities indicated by the Captainship and Classification Society, as well as some check of the main equipment of the vessel, as azimuth propellers, shaft, or stabilizer fins.

     

    Juan de La CosaIt’s to be pointed out the full dissasembly of the propellers under the surveyance of the equipment maker’s technicians Wartsila.

     

    The elastic chocks of the main engines have been also changed and the whole shaft lines have been aligned again.

     

    Finally, other scheduled maintenance and corrective tasks have been made out on the structure, piping and other equipment.

     

    The relationship of our shipyards with this vessel through the years has been a constant. With this one, they already are 8 times that a vessel of the SOCIAL INSTITUTE OF THE NAVY contrates our services of drydocking and maintenance, this time at our shipyard of Pasaia, and we want to express them from these lines our gratitude for entrusting us. We hope to be able to provide them with this service again as well as the rest of their fleet.

     

    The works have been made out in strait collaboration with the technical advisory of the owner BILBAO PLAZA MARITIMA SHIPPING, S.L. and we want to thank to their technicians their cooperation and professionalism along these weeks of intense activity.

     

    ASTILLEROS ZAMAKONA PASAIA S.L. apart from building vessel of latest generation, makes also repairs and maintenance of vessels, both afloat and on drydock, for this purpose we counts with a floating dock with charge capacity of 4.900 tons for vessels until 100mts of LOA and 23 mts of breadth.

     

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  • The Spanish Hospital Ships, “Juan De La Cosa” and “Esperanza Del Mar” repaired in Zamakona Yards

    Recently, we’ve successfully carried out repairs and maintenance simultaneously on the two emblematic government owned hospital ships, Juan De La Cosa and Esperanza Del Mar.

     

    It occurred that the two vessels were repaired simultaneously. The vessel Juan De La Cosa was repaired at Zamakona Pasaia yard at San Sebastian and the Esperanza Del Ma” at our yard, Repnaval, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

     

    Both projects were offered at public bidding and our proposals were the winners. We take great pride in being able to offer our services to these two emblematic vessels which are carrying out such important work in attending to the needs of our fishing men in the areas where they are working.

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  • Zamakona Yards Pasaia finishes the repairs done in dry dock on the ship Juan de la Cosa

    Last August, the Social Marine Institute awarded our shipyard in Pasaia the repair, maintenance and commissioning of the ship Juan de la Cosa.

     

    This iconic hospital ship provides useful service to the Spanish fishing fleet, supplying health care “in situ” to anyone who requests it and is within the area it covers. In situations of high risk and severity, the vessel has the means to evacuate ill persons to land in the most suitable and quickest possible way. In addition to health activities, the vessel also provides emergency logistics support such as fishing net release service, dive service, electrical repairs etc.

     

    With a length of 75 meters and a width of 14 meters, it has a dedicated area for castaways, common areas, service areas and cabins for ill persons. It has an operating room with videoconferencing equipment for medical use, should assistance be need in surgical operations. It also has an analytical laboratory, a treatment room and an isolated x-ray room. It also has a heliport, speedboats and a rescue boat.

     

    During the month of October, all jobs to bring the vessel up to date were carried out during dry docking such as: boiler overhaul, preparation work, hull and deck blasting and painting, tank cleaning, pump-, davit-, propeller-, stabilizing fins repairs and maintenance and finally testing all equipment.

     

    Having terminated these jobs, Zamakona Yards has fulfilled its commitment to the Spanish Government and the Social Marine Institute and the seafarers. The ship is now ready and in perfect condition to serve the fishing fleet in the North Atlantic during the bonito, the anchovies and the swordfish campaigns.

     

    We would like to send our appreciation to these maritime professionals who do such a good job for our seafarers.

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