In addition to cash payments, sailors have traditionally received accommodation (mooring station), meals (food and care), medical care (flight attendant)  and sometimes laundry or alcoholic beverages. This is how many times expressed in boat articles as so “a month and found”.   In the 17th and 18th centuries, privateers and pirates developed into an authority independent of the laws of each nation. Although there was no consistency among these articles, there were common topics known as “The Pirate Code” or “Jamaica Discipline.”  b. After the first three original copies were taken on board the ship, two original copies will remain with the employer/employer representative. The original 4th and 5th copies would not have signatures made by the master or sailor on board the ship. The fourth original copy is kept by the employer/employer representative. The last, the 5th original copy, is transmitted by the employer/employer as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than 48 hours of signing a sailor to the shipping company concerned to the ship`s master concerned. Ship items are considered part of a “ship document” that constitutes the legal environment on board the vessel.
 They are necessary to resolve disputes between sailors and their captains, as well as between sailors and owners of ships and cargo.   They are subject to port authorities and foreign consular officials to establish the Bona fides of a ship.  The ship`s items (shipping goods, officially ships) are the documents that constitute the contract between the sailors and the master of a ship.   They indicate the name of the vessel, the conditions of employment (including the size and assessments of the proposed complement), compensation for seafarers (actions or payments), the mode of transport and duration and the rules applicable on board and port, including criminal offences and penalties.     Traditionally, each sailor is required to sign the articles and articles contain for each sailor, his assessment, the place and place of the signing and the date of signing the ship.   The first articles of the ship were not written, as few were literate.  But in the 18th century, most sailors expected the articles to be written, even if they could not read themselves.