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 assistance to seafarers and/or their immediate family to provide immediate, essential aid to seafarers and families of seafarers, 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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15 April 2014

MPHRP wins Seatrade's Safety at Sea Award

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) – winner in the category of “Safety at Sea” – for “Support and assistance to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy”.

10 April 2014

MPHRP Ukraine becomes member of National Safety Security Council

The Ukrainian MPHRP National Working Group has become a member of a Public Council at the State Inspection on Safety Security of Sea and River Transport at the Ministry of Infrastructures of Ukraine.

8 April 2014

Ukrainian Welfare Responder training

More than 20 welfare responders were trained in Odessa on April 3 & 4 by MPHRP.

2 April 2014

Humanitarian support to Yemeni Seafarer of Iceberg 1

MPHRP South Asia Regional Director South Asia, Mr Chirag Bahri, assisted one of the Yemen based crew of Iceberg 1 with medical support during his treatment in Mumbai.

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