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."

Seafarer Help

...the lifeline for seafarers.


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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.

Publications >

28 April 2015

MPHRP represented at Civil Service Day celebration function in Mumbai

MPHRP Regional Director for South Asia, Mr Chirag Bahri, was invited by the Directorate General of Shipping Mumbai to participate and speak on Maritime Piracy and the work done in the region at the Civil Service Day celebration function organised at the Maritime Training Institute, Powai, Mumbai on 20th April 2015.

23 April 2015

MPHRP at Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat

Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director for South Asia, was invited by Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy in Karjat to interact with the cadets undergoing pre sea training at the prestigious nautical college.

24 March 2015

Sailor Today Honours Piracy Survivors

The 14th Sailor Today awards night recognised and honoured the Indian crews of MT Asphalt Venture and MV Albedo in a glittering ceremony held on 21st March in Mumbai.

11 March 2015

TRiM Training Practitioner Course held in Manila

Last March 3-4, 2015, a 2-day TRiM Practitioner Course was conducted in AMOSUP Intramuros, Manila by Gavin Roger from March On Stress.

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