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 >

16 November 2015

MPHRP in Leatherneck Maritime Security Summit

MPHRP was invited to be one of the key speakers in the Leatherneck Maritime Security Consulting Summit 2015 in Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines on November 5.

22 October 2015

Taiwan makes donation to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

On 21 October an MOU was signed between MPHRP and the Taiwan Representative Office in Brussels, for the managing of a donation of USD 30,000 for the Contact Group's Family Fund

20 October 2015

FOSMA honours MPHRP South Asia Regional Director

FOSMA (Foreign Owners Representative and Ship Managers Association) honour MPHRP South Asia Regional Director

23 September 2015

MPHRP represented at IMB Piracy meeting in Malaysia

MPHRP Regional Director South Asia – Chirag Bahri - was invited to speak on the topic of ‘assisting the lost voices’, highlighting the trauma and suffering of seafarers and families who are affected by maritime piracy incidents.

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