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.

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16 September 2014

Bangladeshi Albedo survivors helped by their Government

A ceremonial event organised by the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh to facilitate financial help to the 7 Bangladeshi crew members of MV Albedo took place on September 16th.

10 September 2014

Because the industry cares!

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of our partners, two seafarers who are piracy survivors have been able to return to work recently.

27 August 2014

March on Stress assesses MPHRP's care

Professor Neil Greenberg, March on Stress at King's College, London, has assessed and advised the MPHRP on its care to seafarers and families in the Philippines. Greenberg is helping to relieve the stress experienced by the MPHRP team.

27 August 2014

Dutch Seamen's Mission supports Humanitarian Response Fund

The Nederlandse Zeemancentrale has given generously to the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Fund. The Fund supports seafarers and families left needy after incidents of piracy.

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