1. Introduction to the law of the shipmaster 2. Overview and introduction to the international law affecting the shipmaster 3. International organisations and convention and the shipmaster 4. Domestic laws and the shipmaster 5. Overview of jurisdiction 6. The flag state and the shipmaster 7. Coastal and port states and the shipmaster 8. The shipmaster, the owner and the charterer 9. The powers, duties and rights of the shipmaster 10. Shipmasters and safety and seaworthiness 11. The shipmaster and cargo and bills of lading 12. The shipmaster and the environment 13. Labour and the shipmaster 14. Limitation of the shipmaster's liability.