This self-examiner is designed to help students preparing for their certificates of competency list of questions and answers. It identifies the critical areas where officers are expected to be familiar with maritime law for their examinations and in so doing provides a handy reference work for use on board. The sections cover: Maritime treaties; The Flag State; Shipowner, operator and manager; The ship; Master and crew; The ships employemnt; Marine Insurance and General Average; At sea; In port. The publication is endorsed by The Chief Examiner. The instruments of government, based primarily on the British and Commonwealth Systems (although these are becoming increasingly international) include conventions, resolutions, industry guides, merchant shipping acts and instruments, guidance and regional government directives. The clear explanations are factual and without emotional overtones. By going through the examples a number of times the student will become familiar with the subject and also understand how to answer questions appropriately.