Although there was no uniformity between these articles, there were common topics known as “pirate code” or “Jamaican discipline”.  In addition to cash payments, seafarers on ships traditionally received accommodation (dock), boarding (food and provisions), medical care (ship`s doctor)  and sometimes things like laundry service or alcohol allowance. This is often expressed in the ship`s articles as “a month and found”.   The contract must contain requirements for advances and allowances and other provisions that are not contrary to law. The master shall make available to the crew members a copy of the agreement. Any modification of a contract of occupancy is valid only if it is made with the agreement of all parties concerned and must be confirmed by the master of navigation in India or by an Indian consular agent outside India. . . .