“Women and Children First” is a standard code of behavior for those engaged in maritime activities during the early part of the past century. It is an important code that is applicable to all mariners, including merchant seamen, privateers, government ships, and military vessels. It was created and initially enforced by the International Maritime Organization, which today is the International Maritime Bureau.
“Women and Children First” is a standard code of behavior for those engaged in maritime activities during the early part of the past century, when women and children were often left behind when life-saving resources, such as life boats, were scarce. Nevertheless, the code had no official backing in maritime law at the time. However, in the last fifty years or so, maritime courts have accepted it as a guiding principle. Women and children are given special care when sailing in dangerous waters.
Maritime law is designed to protect mariners and their ship, and also to keep track of how sailors have used their ship’s resources. The Code of Behavior for Women and Children in the Service of the Ship is the international standard. Maritime law is also designed to protect the safety of the ship, crew, passengers, and cargo.
Women and children have special protection from dangers aboard ships. This code requires that all women and children are provided with medical attention on arrival, whether they need it or not. Women and children are also provided with life jackets and first aid kits, even if they are not sick. Women and children should also be provided with food and water while waiting for rescue. All passengers should be allowed to enjoy free passage throughout the voyage, and any extra cost should be borne by the company.
Merchant seamen are obligated to give the ship’s doctor every one minutes of time before, during and after a journey, especially if a woman or child is sick or injured. Women and children should also be allowed to take part in a medical evacuation if required. They should be allowed to help on deck by washing clothes and loading them into baskets.
Women and children should also be permitted to perform tasks other than cleaning, such as washing and cooking. and other similar duties. Women and children should be allowed to hold hands and make love on each other and to keep safe.
A woman and her children should be allowed to stand near the merchant’s lifeboat at all times. If a merchant sees another woman and her child near the ship’s lifeboat, the merchant should not refuse her child’s request to leave the lifeboat without delay.
A merchant’s lifeboat may only carry a maximum of nine passengers at a time. If there is room for more, a woman and her child should ask permission from the captain to enter the ship.
One way to ensure that the children’s safety is guaranteed is to provide them with a good sleeping place. This should be a cabin on the ship that can be reached from the crew’s quarters at any time. Sleeping in the same cabin with the child’s parents and the child will help prevent problems that may arise from cramped quarters, such as fights, crying, or arguments.
The child should be kept in a place where he or she cannot get caught in the ship’s deck, the rigging or anywhere else in the ship. A child who does get caught should be brought to the officer’s quarters for questioning and an immediate release. to the other child.
Any unsupervised child should be taken to the guard’s quarters on the ship’s decks immediately after the crew has left the ship. A child should not be left unattended on deck. If a child gets too near the rigging, he or she may fall overboard. The master’s orders should never include any kind of punishment for an unsupervised child.