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 assistance to seafarers and/or their immediate family to provide immediate, essential aid to seafarers and families of seafarers, 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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30 June 2014

MPHRP talks up Humanitarian Programme on Seafarers’ Day

Sharpening the awareness of a thousand Filipino seafarers present in the Day of the Seafarer Celebration on June 25, the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) Regional Director, Rancho Villavicencio, engaged in a riveting talk on maritime piracy, its tremendous effects on the Filipino seafarers and their families and MPHRP’s programs and services – before, during and after crisis.

26 June 2014

MPHRP delivers training at MARSEC COE

Alexander Dimitrevich, representing MPHRP, gave lectures on humanitarian aspects of piracy and armed robbery in the framework of the Maritime Security and Counter Piracy Course at Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (MARSEC COE) in Marmaris-Turkey on 9-13 June 2014.

25 June 2014

Day of the Seafarer 2014

Remembering those seafarers being attacked and kidnapped by pirates. Approximately 500,000 seafarers annually sail in seas where pirates operate.

19 June 2014

Albedo Crew and Families' Aftercare in Sri Lanka

MPHRP South Asia organised counselling and reassurance sessions for the two Sri Lankan Seafarers returned from the captivity of Somali pirates after nearly 4 years. The crew members of MV Albedo attended counselling with their families at Hotel GSH Colombo on 18 June 2014.

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