The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) was developed in response to the increased violence, intimidation, and torture suffered by seafarers. Its objective is to provide a good practice guide for shipping companies, manning agencies, and welfare associations. Seafarers and their families will be helped with the humanitarian aspects of trauma caused by either a piracy attack, armed robbery, or being taken hostage.
It offers a 24 hour helpline for seafarers and their families and support in three key phases – pre-departure, crisis and post incident. Seafarers and their families have access to trained first responders and professional aftercare through a global network of multi-disciplined experts.
For more information visit www.mphrp.org, call the maritime piracy hotline: 00 800 7323 2737, +44 (0)20 7323 2737 or text +44 (0)7624 818 405.