Section 10302 requires the master to enter into a shipping agreement with each crew member and lists the information that must be included in the agreement. b. Once the first three original copies have been brought on board the ship, two original copies will remain with the employer/employer`s agent. The 4th and 5th original copies would have no signature of the master or sailor on board the ship. The 4th original copy will be kept by the employer/employer representative. The last one, namely the 5th original, is forwarded by the employer/employer representative to the relevant shipping captain to document the agreement on land in India in the employer`s office/employer representative. Under the MS Act of 1958, the master of any Indian ship, with the exception of a domestic merchant vessel of less than 200 GT, must enter into an agreement with each seafarer he deploys, deploys and brings to sea as a member of his crew. In addition to cash payments, seafarers on board ships traditionally received accommodation (berth), food (food and provisions), medical care (ship`s doctor) and sometimes things like a laundry service or alcohol allowance. This is often expressed in the ship`s articles as “a month and found”.   Under an act of Congress in 1790, the articles of the convention were a document required for any ship sailing to a foreign port and for any ship of 50 tons or more bound to an inland port, except one in a neighboring state. Fishermen who fished also had to sign articles of navigation and were entitled to the same privileges and regulations as seafarers.
The document contained the signatures of the master and each crew member (or his sign) and was considered a separate contract for each person signed. He provided legal evidence not only of the nature and duration of the trip, but also of the duties to be fulfilled and the salaries due. A copy of the objects, certified by the collector, was to be taken by the master on board the ship and, if necessary, to be presented to any consul or commercial agent to whom a complaint was filed. Since a new article of the agreement was required for each voyage (and they were not recalled by the customs service), these documents are often found in maritime collections. They are among the most valuable and comprehensive sources of research and provide important information for a large number of marine subjects. The contract must include the requirement for advances and allowances and other non-illegal provisions. The master must provide a copy of the agreement to the crew members. Any modification of a crew contract is only valid if it is made with the consent of all parties concerned and confirmed by the director of the shipping company in India or by an Indian consular agent outside India. I,________,”_ Ship items are considered part of a “ship document” that represents the legal environment on board the ship.  They are necessary for the settlement of disputes between seafarers and their masters, as well as between seafarers and owners of ships and cargoes.   They are presented to port authorities and foreign consular officials to determine the good faith of a vessel.  This is a presentation of articles on which the navigator, the sailors` parents and the captain should agree: the first articles on ships were not written, because only a few could read and write.
 But in the eighteenth century, most sailors expected articles to be written, even if they did not know how to read themselves. Finally, the legislation of many countries in the 1800s required that ship articles be written and freely accessible to all sailors ordered.   Articles on ships (articles on ships, more formally agreements on ships) are the set of documents that constitute the contract between seafarers and the master of a ship.   They include the name of the ship, the conditions of employment (including the size and qualifications of the proposed supplement), the seafarers` compensation (shares or payments), the type(s) of voyage(s) and the duration, as well as the rules to be observed on board and in port, including criminal offences and penalties.     Traditionally, every seafarer is required to sign the statutes and the articles contain for each seafarer his assessment, the place and day of signature, as well as the place and date of acceptance of the ship.   1993 — Subsection (a). Ed. L. . . .