Below is one of the many charming bye laws from the Black Book of the Admiralty, a compilation of English admiralty law which has had several authors over the generations, written and translated from a mixture of old French and Latin, and originally known as Monumenta Juridica.
“Maryners bynd with theyr mayster, and any that goo out withoutte leave of the mayster, and drynke dronken, and make noyse and stryfe so that any of them be hurte, the mayster is not bounde to cause them to be healed nor to purvey ought for them, but he may well put them out of the shyppe and hire others in their place.
But yf the mayster shulde sende them in any errande for the prouffyte of the shyppe, and that they shulde hurte theym self, they ought to be healed at the costes of the shyppe. This is the judgement.”
Black Book of the Admiralty Circa 1400s