Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP)

Naval Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Industry Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Plight of Seafarers

Ongoing activity

MPHRP’s first phase of development consists of five-outputs: (1) Development of “good practice” guides for use by shipping companies, manning agents and welfare associations to support both seafarers and their families through the three-phases of piracy incidents: (a) pre-departure; (b) the crisis; and (c) post-release/post-incident. (2) MPHRP has developed training modules for coping with the stages of piracy. (3) The establishment of an international network of trained first-responders with appropriate skills within partner and associated organizations. (4) MPHRP is developing a network of professionals who work with victims of piracy in the aftercare. (5) A 24-seafarer’s helpline in coordination with SeafarerHelp, a project of the International Seafarers Assistance Network (ISAN), which maintains a 24-hour helpline, staffed by individuals who speak 27-different languages collectively. 

Messaging and Advocacy

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Regional Capacity

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Somali Capacity

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Rule of Law

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Coordination

Ongoing activity

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) is a pan-industry alliance of shipowners, unions, managers, manning agents, insurers, and welfare associations. MPHRP is working to implement a coordinated model of responding to the seafarer impacts aspect of piracy and led the drafting of guidelines on “good practice” for companies and seafarer welfare organizations.