MPHRP/ISWAN - Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents Humanitarian

Humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack (Version 2, 2016)

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The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit, alliance of maritime industry partners, maritime unions and welfare associations ( The aim of MPHRP is to provide assistance to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy. In addition to assisting seafarers and their families with their recovery and rehabilitation, MPHRP has developed Good Practice Guides, provided training programmes for shipping companies and seafarers, and established a network of trained welfare responders to assist families and seafarers. The MPHRP is managed by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), a UK registered charity (