MPHRP Security Training Held in India

MarineLink.com
Friday, October 25, 2013
The participants of the Chennai training session with Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director for South Asia, far right.

Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Program (MPHRP) South Asia organized three Seafarers Pre-Departure Piracy Awareness Train the Trainers sessions in India between October 16-23, 2013. The training was delivered by Toon van de Sande (MPHRP), Cyrus Mody (IMB) and Chirag Bahri (MPHRP), held in at the Seafarers Club, Chennai on 16-17 Oct, AEMTC Mumbai on 19-20 Oct and at Hotel Mantra Amaltas, New Delhi on October 22-23.

Participants from maritime training institutes and other training consultants attended the two-day MPHRP sessions. A total of 61 trainers were trained and briefed on an overview of armed robbery and piracy, BMP procedures, best practices to defend a piracy attack, coping in hostage situations, the release process and seafarers’ families. MPHRP had earlier trained 58 maritime trainers during three training sessions held in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai between April 22-27, 2013.

This brings the total number of MPHRP trained Trainers to 119 in India. The trainers appreciated this initiative and said, “We will be able to raise the awareness of seafarers to prepare themselves and their families for an unlikely event of piracy. Although the risk of becoming affected by piracy is very small, the fear of piracy by seafarers and their families is great. Being aware and prepared will add quality to the seafarer’s life.”

Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director South Asia, while thanking the DG Shipping India for accepting the recommendations of MPHRP India training advisory committee to extend the 1.5 days STSDSD course to two days based on the elements from this course, said “We are highly obliged to all our regional partners and committee members for their valuable guidance and support.” He further added that this comprehensive piracy awareness training will immensely help the trainers who are delivering Security courses to Seafarers in India to prepare them for piracy awareness and respond to crisis situations.

mphrp.org
 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

MPHRP's Welfare Responder Training in Manila

Few people are as devoted to seafarers’ wellbeing as MPHRP’s partners, which include the members of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network

NYK Line Hosts Fleet Safety Conference

NYK says it has hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility

Resolve Maritime Academy informed it has started building a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We

Maritime Security

Hellfire Missile Firing a First for New Navy Helicopters

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States.

USCG Cutter Waesche Home from RIMPAC Exercises

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche has returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercises,

US Blacklists North Korean Shipping Firms

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms, Chongchongang Shipping and Ocean Maritime Management, following a similar move by the United Nations.

News

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics

Global ship spares logistics provider GAC Marine Logistics Inc. (GML) has secured ISO certifications in recognition of its Quality Management, Environmental

Hellfire Missile Firing a First for New Navy Helicopters

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, has successfully fired its first ‘Hellfire’ missile in the United States.

BMT Oceanica Wins Major Water Corporation Bid

Marine and coastal environment specialist, BMT Oceanica (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, is delighted to announce that it has won the bid to provide Ocean

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1317 sec (8 req/sec)