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ISSN 1733-8670 (Printed)

ISSN 2392-0378 (Online)

DOI PREFIX 10.17402

Dear Readers,
      I am pleased to present the 46th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. In this issue, the Journal focusses on the latest findings from the fields of transport engineering, marine navigation and marine technology.

       This issue includes articles related to the problems of transportation safety (chemical cargo carriers, LNG transportation), the latest research in the field of design and operation of marine machinery (including condition assessment of mud pumps for drillships, design of submersible autonomous vehicles and advances in maritime measuring techniques), as well as state-of-the-art solutions for maritime communication, navigation data processing and maritime positioning systems for vessels (Automatic Identification Systems, radar systems, and the Global Navigation Satellite System). We have also included a particularly interesting article entitled “On navigation as a scientific discipline” which summarizes the existing achievements in the field of navigation and describes the potential to classify navigation as an independent scientific discipline.

      I warmly invite authors to submit articles for consideration by the Journal and readers to send us their comments. In order to access an electronic version of the current issue and archived issues please visit    
                                                                                                            Leszek Chybowski, PhD CRP
                                                                                                            Szczecin, 27.06.2016     
An article about our journals has been published in Akademickie Aktualności Morskie (AAM No 1/2016, pp. 8-9, in Polish).

Marine News
Dear Readers,
      It is with great pleasure that I announce publication of the 45th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. The Journal has been published in the new format for over a year now. During this time, we have developed new publishing procedures, suitable for a modern journal, and directed towards providing open access to facilitate the sharing of peer-reviewed scientific results. We have also succeeded in improving the Journal’s score in the official ranking published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, and our score in the Index Copernicus list. Further, the Journal has been indexed in InfoBase and the prestigious Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). All these activities have brought about an increasing interest in the Journal which is attributed to the joint effort of several individuals, including the staff of the Publishing House at the Maritime University of Szczecin, members of the Journal’s Scientific Board, reviewers, and consultants. As Editor-in-Chief, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and thanks to all for their invaluable contribution.
     I hope that the continued improvement in the quality and content of the manuscripts published in our quarterly will contribute to the Journal’s accreditation by the most renowned science information exchange institutions. Our key objective is to be indexed by Scopus and the Web of Science databases, but we are aware that this requires considerable effort. Therefore, we kindly ask our readers to submit any suggestions that might help further enhance the quality of our publication.

     The latest issue of the Journal features articles that should attract the attention of readers interested in a broad range of maritime-related topics. This includes articles devoted to ship hydrodynamics, the theory of control, legal issues associated with marine traffic, advanced communication tools, localisation and marine safety technologies as well as operation of port basins and coastal areas. This issue contains research findings on marine engineering, navigation and transportation engineering that utilise state-of-the-art tools such as advanced mathematical models, decision support systems and augmented reality. I consider that the interdisciplinary content and broad thematic scope will make this issue particularly attractive to our readership.

   Finally, I strongly encourage authors to submit their manuscripts for consideration by the Journal. In order to access the electronic version of the latest issue and the archive of earlier issues please visit our website:    
                                                                                                            Leszek Chybowski, PhD CRP
                                                                                                            Szczecin, 23.03.2016     

In 2015 we published issues 41 - 44. Totally we published 74 papers, i.e. in issue no. 41 - 12 papers, no. 42 - 18 papers, no. 43 - 15 papers and in no. 44 - 29 papers. The number of the authors in each issue (excluding authors repeated in a given issue) was 166, inc. 85 from countries other than Poland. Below you can see the number of papers in given sections and the total number of authors divided into the country of affiliation. 




We are pleased to inform that on 08 January 2016 quarterly Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie was indexed by a prestigious DOAJ database (Directory of Open Access Journals), which lists magazines publishig in the open access system. We would like to remind that all papers published by our quarterly are distributed on the Internet on the open access basis according to Creative Commons attribution license (CC BY 4.0). More information at DOAJ database website.


We would like to inform that quartely Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie obtained 8 points in the scientific magazines ranking for 2015 of the Polish Ministry of Science. List of 23 December 2015 (database B, pos. 2105).

Dear Readers

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the latest, 44th issue of the quarterly Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. In this issue we have published articles related to the naval industry and transport engineering. I am convinced that you will find this issue both informative and enjoyable to read. 

    The section on marine engineering contains original manuscripts on the analysis of modern vessel propulsion systems, research on single polymer polyester composites, new marine machinery solutions (improved accuracy of heeling angle measurement and steering gear performance) and selected topics within the field of ship design and thermal diagnostics. 

   The navigation section contains articles on global navigations satellite systems and radar technology on merchant ships, optimization of sea routes, approximating container ship resistance characteristics, navigational equipment in the Northern Sea Route and safety issues on passenger vessels in the Baltic Sea. 

   The transportation engineering section contains articles on improving the effectiveness and safety during transport, at ports and supply systems. Additionally, this issue also features articles examining the cause and effect analysis of ship fires, new radar systems on the Polish coast, crisis situation management and aspects of quality assessment. 

   I warmly encourage all the readers to send us their thoughts and opinions on this issue. I also invite researchers to submit papers to be considered for publication by the Journal. In order to access the electronic version of this and previous issues please visit


                                                                                                  Leszek Chybowski, PhD, CRP
                                                                                                  Szczecin, 07.12.2015

Dear Readers

    With great pleasure we present the 43rd issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, a quarterly journal, which published original work on maritime-related topics such as improved safety and environmental protection.
    The Marine Engineering and Innovation section contains a series of articles about operational safety, minimization of energy consumption and modern control systems. The section entitled Navigation and Maritime Transport focuses on maritime SAR missions, collision avoidance and navigational safety improvements for maritime traffic. The Transportation Engineering section contains articles on ship operations in extreme conditions such as among ice floes, close to offshore wind farms and in pirate-infested waters.

    Readers who wish to send us any comments and suggestions concerning the development of our journal are welcome to do so any time. Authors are invited to submit original studies on a broad range of maritime-related topics. To access the electronic version of the current and back issues please visit the journals website available at


                                                                           Leszek Chybowski, PhD, CRP                            Jakub Montewka, DSc
                                                                           Editor-in-Chief                                                      Guest Editor
                                                                           Szczecin, 30.06.2015

Our Journal granted patronage for the Szczecin workshops during the II Design Thinking Week, which will take place in at least of 10 biggest Polish cities between 02 and 08 November 2015.

The event in Poland is organised by the Top 500 Innovators Association and is sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Centre for Research and Development, the U.S. Mission to Poland and when it comes to the Szczecin workshops - PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. 
The idea behind the event is popularisation and promotion of design thinking as a creative and systematic approach to problem solving by communities, towns and cities, non-governmental organisations or business. The approach is successfully used in the USA, Germany or Finland or by companies like Apple, Boeing or Shimano.