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.


SMS +44 (0) 7624 818 405
Phone +44 207 323 2737 (Request call back)

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.

News Archive >

Support for Families

A key part of our work is to provide support and advice, not only for seafarers, but also their families.

Support for Families >


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.

Courses and Training >


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 >

Contact Us

A free helpline is provided by Seafarerhelp and is available for anyone affected by the piracy issue:

00800 7323 2737

If you can help, would like more information, or to contact anyone in the programme, please email or fill in the form below.

To contact MPHRP via phone or text please use the following numbers, quoting MPHRP:

Direct Dial: +44 207 323 2737
Text: +44 7624 818405


Executive Director, ISWAN: Roger Harris
MPHRP Programme Manager: Tom Holmer
Helpline Team Manager: Chester Quintal

MPHRP India Regional Director, India/South Asia: Chirag Bahri
MPHRP Philippines Regional Director, Philippines/South East Asia: Rancho Villavicencio
MPHRP Ukraine Regional Director, Ukraine/Eastern Europe: Alexander Dimitrevich

Chairman: Dr Peter Swift

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