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 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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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.

17 August 2015

MPHRP in Bangladesh

MPHRP South Asia Regional Director takes up the rehabilitation of piracy affected seafarers with the government of Bangladesh.

5 August 2015


The boards of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to announce the moving of the activities of the MPHRP into ISWAN.

26 June 2015

MPHRP Regional Director South Asia felicitated by Shipping Ministry, Government of India

Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director for South Asia, was felicitated by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India on 25th June during Seafarers Day celebration function in Mumbai.

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