• The protection solution for pirate attacks in Zamakona Yards

    According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the piracy is rising in West Africa. In the Gulf of Guinea, there have been 58 incidents in 2012, including 10 hijackings and 207 crew members taken hostage. The pirates in this area are particularly violent, with guns reported in at least 37 of the attacks. Benin is an exception, showing a sharp fall from 20 incidents (including eight hijackings) in 2011 to two (including one hijacking) in 2012.


    Since early February have been producing pirate attacks on various vessels in this area, and the international news all point to that violence and hijackings will unfortunately continue off the coast of Africa.


    This leads to an unsafe environment for everyone working on ships in this area as well possible as loss of material and time. Zamakona Yards together with CollBaix (Marine Armor System) are ready to protect our clientes. We prepare and install protective systems on vessels. We can not stop this threat, but we can help protect people!.


    This factory is in a strategic location, being the Puerto de la Luz one of the most important ports for ship repairing in the Atlantic. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information¡.


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    The brand-new Collbaix Division, Naval Shield, has been created for the shielding of ships (command bridge, control rooms, engine rooms …) and oil platforms. Collbaix is characterized by its quality and innovation, going always one step ahead other makers and therefore being leaders in the sector. The I&D division is constantly working on the development of new materials and proceedings to reinforce the security of their systems.


    With this agreement, Zamakona offers a new service in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.


    Collbaix is a Spanish company founded in 1972 – 40 years experience in the security sector -. They are manufacturers of high quality  doors and security shutters and they are specialized in the protection and armoring of all kind of openings.



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