MPHRP: Signposting for Mental Health Support




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By Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, February 02, 2015

Front, L-R Yasmin and Chester from SeafarerHelp (ISWAN) & Dirk and Martin (Deutsche Seemannsmission). Back, L-R Hennie and Alexander from MPHRP, Gavin from March on Stress, and Roy and Chirag, also from MPHRP.

It is only after some time following traumatic events that mental health complications may surface. Assessment immediately after such events would most probably show signs of the common and perfectly normal after effects of extraordinary life events.

While research is scant, all indications are that seafarers respond to trauma as we all do. We are usually quite resilient. We recover over time. Only very few of us experience

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Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy


The Three Fundamental Requirements of BMP v

Section 1 Introduction 1

Section 2 Somali Pirate Activity –

The High Risk Area 3

Section 3 Risk Assessment 5

Section 4 Typical Pirate Attacks 9

Section 5 BMP Reporting Procedures 11

Section 6 Company Planning 13

Section 7 Ship Master’s Planning 17

Section 8 Ship Protection Measures 23

Section 9 Pirate Attack 41

Section 10 If the Pirates take Control 45

Section 11 In the Event of Military Action 47

Section 12 Post Incident Reporting 49

Section 13 Updating Best Management Practices 51

ANNEX A Useful Contact Details 53

ANNEX B UKMTO Vessel Position Reporting Forms 55


ANNEX C Piracy Definitions 57

ANNEX D Follow-up Report 61

ANNEX E MSCHOA Vessel Movement

Registration Form 64

ANNEX F Additional Guidance for Vessels

Engaged In Fishing 68

ANNEX G Additional Advice for Leisure Craft

Including Yachts 71

ANNEX H Supporting Organisations 72






A l’abordage : « The Sea Hawk » (« L’Aigle des mers ») de Michael Curtiz (1940).

3. FILMS DE PIRATERIE DIVERS (exploits et personnages imaginaires)

1904 The Pirates / The Buccaneers (GB) Warwick Trading Co., 300 ft.
1905 The Pirates (US) Sigmund Lubin Mfg. Co., 500 ft.
1906 The Pirate Ship (GB) de Lewin Fitzhamon ; Hepworth, 150 m. – av. Hetty Potter, Lewin Fitzhamon.
1907 The Pirate Treasure ; or, a Sailor’s Love Story (US) Vitagraph Co. of America., 800 ft.
1908 The Pirate Ship (GB) de Dave Aylott ; Walturdaw, 115 m.
1908 The Pirate’s Gold (US) de David Wark Griffith ; American Mutoscope & Biograph, 315 m. – av. Linda Arvidson, George Gebhardt, Mack Sennett.
1908 I pirati del mare (IT) Ambrosio, Torino, 183 m. – Divers tableaux évoquant les hauts faits de la piraterie, photographiés par Giovanni Vitrotti.
1908 ® L’Honneur

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IMB concerned over decision to compensate pirates






The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has joined other maritime organisations in expressing concern over the decision to compensate convicted Somali pirates.

These criminals have been responsible for taking hostage thousands of seafarers, who were subjected to unprovoked violence and sometimes torture. Some seafarers have also been murdered while carrying out their lawful business on the high seas.

Earlier this month, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered France to pay thousands of euros to Somali pirates who had attacked French ships in 2008. The pirates were captured by French military on the Somali coast after they hijacked two French yachts in separate attacks in 2008.

French authorities held one group for four days and the

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It’s the Economy: Exploring Indonesia’s Piracy Problem





International efforts to solve piracy often focus on displays of force. Whether it is the United States-led Task Force 151 in the Gulf of Aden or international operations in the Strait of Malacca, states most often revert to military or law enforcement to end piracy.

Force is not the ultimate answer. While states should certainly keep up efforts to apprehend pirates, security threats from piracy are just a symptom. The cause is inherently an economic problem.

The current peak of piracy and maritime armed robbery off Indonesia (the former outside territorial waters, the latter within) is a prime example of the economic problems at hand. Between January and September

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