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Anti-piracy e-Learning course launched by ISWAN

The charitable group International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has partnered with Marlins, part of V.Group, to create a new e-Learning course to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks. The launch has been announced to coincide with IMO's Day of the Seafarer on 25 June.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Over the past four years, ISWAN's Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has already been providing piracy awareness training for seafarers based on industry best practice guides, with the aim of helping seafarers and their families deal with cases of armed robbery and piracy attack.

The new interactive e-Learning course on piracy aims to go further and create an understanding of anti-piracy measures and strategies for dealing with an attack, as well as promoting mental resilience during an incident.

The issue of post-traumatic stress is also covered, explaining what it is, how seafarers and their families can cope with the condition and where they can get help.

“The experience of seafarers who have been attacked shows the benefit of preparation, training and drills. This new e-Learning course will be a valuable addition for seafarers to learn about the issues of attack and capture without having to be in a classroom setting,” said Roger Harris, executive director of ISWAN.

The new course will be available from July via the Marlins online shop and will be included in the next update for all subscribers to Marlins’ e-Learning Suite for Seafarers.{/mprestriction}

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