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 >

23 October 2014

MPHRP Team Revisits 7 Bangladeshi Survivors of MV Albedo

Hennie la Grange and Chirag Bahri met with the 7 Bangladeshi seafarers of ex MV Albedo at Bangladesh Marine Academy in Chittagong on 21 Oct 2014.

14 October 2014

Welfare Responder Training in Colombo, Sri Lanka

22 participants from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh are undertaking MPHRP's Welfare Responder Training in Colombo on 14th & 15th October.

1 October 2014

Seafarers - forgotten victims of maritime piracy

The human cost of piracy is all but forgotten. This applies especially to the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa where piracy is escalating.

29 September 2014

2nd Expanded ASEAN Seafarer Training Counter-Piracy Workshop

MPHRP attended and participated in this year’s Expanded ASEAN Seafarer Training Counter-Piracy Workshop (EAST-CP), Manila, Philippines, September 24-25.

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