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
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