Basic knowledge of adequate conventions produced by IMO regarding safety and environmental protection of the marine environment. The basics of national maritime law.
Have an idea of the social system, the courts function and so on. Understand the meaning of the conclusion of the employment contract, understand carbon-bargaining agreement. Be aware of employers' and workers rights and duties of board, be aware on forced and compulsory regulations.
Recognize the existence of international safety conventions regarding marine and vessel safety (IMO, SOLAS, MARPOL).