Blue Diatoms: Global Phenomenon of ˝Greening˝ in Shellfish and Record of Planktonic Haslea Species in the South Adriatic Sea

Diatoms are unicellular, photoautotrophic eukaryotic microorganisms, often forming colonies and can be found in most aquatic and moist terrestrial habitats. All known diatoms today have specific golden-brown pigment fucoxanthin that masks chlorophylls in diatom plastid, but one genus represents an exception, having the additional specific pigment marennine due to whom the cells appear blue. Blue…

The Concept of the Development of Intermodal Transport Network Illustrated by Polish Market

The presented research focuses on the development of an intermodal transport system in Europe. The model for a national intermodal transport network is presented based on conditioning of Poland. It proposes the location of intermodal terminals including port, regional, local and transit terminals. It also gives the forecast of intermodal units transhipments by the year…

Comparison of Training Qualifications Programs, for Operating Boats and Yachts, which are not Covered by STCW Convention in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Croatia

Research in this paper was conducted under the EU project TRECVET Core Curriculum for Skippers of Small Commercial Vessels (in short TCC-SCV) where a Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka was a project partner. The goal of the project was to analyze seven professional SCV skipper qualifications from UK, France, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic and…

Energy and Exergy Efficiency Analysis of Sealing Steam Condenser in Propulsion System of LNG Carrier

In ship propulsion systems today diesel engines are dominant, but steam propulsion systems prevail in one type of ships and that are LNG carriers. Such steam propulsion systems consist of many different components. One interesting component of these systems is sealing steam condenser analysed in this paper. Measurements of all necessary operating parameters for analysed…

A Proposal to Modernize and Harmonize Maritime Curricula in Montenegro and Albania

This paper presents achieved results of the TEMPUS project (544257-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ME-TEMPUS-JPCR) titled Modernizing and Harmonizing Maritime Education in Montenegro and Albania, MArED Project. The main objective of MArED project is to overcome a problem of competent and qualified human resources in maritime sector in Montenegro and Albania. It will be achieved through the modernization and harmonization…

Numerical Modelling of I-Beam Jib Crane with Local Stresses in Wheel Supporting Flanges – Influence of Hoisting Speed

This article presents an approach of numerical modelling of I-beam crane jib, with using the finite element method particularly the most loaded elements at different speeds. One of the possible methods for use in the design process of hoisting dynamics modelling and its effects on the load-carrying structure for the marine jib crane is shown.…

Mathematical modelling and research of passenger flows in marine passenger port

Modern passenger terminals are characterized by dynamic processes variability, diverse options consideration, taking into account the criteria of safety, reliability analysis and the continuous research of passenger processing. For any modern marine passenger terminal it is necessary to use the tool to simulate passenger flows. In this way it is possible to obtain the analytical…