Humanitarian Response

We are a pan-industry alliance of ship owners, managers, manning agents, insurers and welfare associations, working together with one aim:

"to assist seafarers and their families with the humanitarian aspects of a traumatic incident caused by a piracy attack, armed robbery or being taken hostage."

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Latest News

Our website is regularly updated with the latest news on Maritime Piracy and MPHRP activities from around the world. This includes news of incidents, success stories involving seafarers getting home safely and reports on the work of MPHRP and other anti piracy organisations.

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Support for Families

A key part of our work is to provide support and advice, not only for seafarers, but also their families.

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The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Fund (MPHRF) is for the MPHRP or other welfare organisations to provide financial assistance to seafarers and/or their immediate family members who are directly affected by piracy and armed robbery.


Courses and Training

The programme has produced a series of training modules and resources for shipping companies, manning agents, seafarers and those who provide Welfare Response to seafarers and families.

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The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme presents its series of Good Practice Guides for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents for the Humanitarian Support of Seafarers and their Families involved in Piracy incidents.

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31 August 2016

ISWAN / MPHRP in Malaysia

Two events were organised in Malaysia on 23rd and 25th August 2016. ISWAN / MPHRP participated in piracy awareness sessions which were hosted by IKMAL (the Marine Department of the Government of Malaysia, association of professionals), MYMET (Maritime Educational Training Institute Association) and Johor Port Authority.

13 July 2016

Former hostage Ton Wisaying is ordained a Buddhist priest.

In February 2015, four Thai nationals were released from captivity in Somalia. They hold the record for detention by pirates in recent times - five years. Of the original 24 crew members of the Prantalay 12 who were taken hostage, six died from illness in captivity while 14 from Myanmar were freed in 2011.

2 June 2016

Piracy survivors gather in Manila

ISWAN-MPHRP conducted a program review and needs assessment in Manila, Philippines, at the City Garden Hotel in Makati City. Piracy survivors and their families were there, as well as welfare responders trained by the programme.

17 May 2016

MPHRP carries out needs assessment in India and Bangladesh

Chirag Bahri travelled to Mumbai and Bangladesh with Cosette Maiky, who is carrying out a needs assessment for ISWAN on the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme

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