Samudra #2 2021 (latest!)
Samudra #2 2021 (latest!)
IMO acts to cut ships’ CO2 emission; launches rating system
IMO acts to cut ships’ CO2 emission; launches rating system
ITF sends oxygen concentrators to India to aid seafarers
ITF sends oxygen concentrators to India to aid seafarers
Singapore tops shipping hub list for 8th consecutive year
Singapore tops shipping hub list for 8th consecutive year
Compassion and empathy for others from the bottom of my heart: Yvette Yong
Compassion and empathy for others from the bottom of my heart: Yvette Yong
One in four Singaporeans anxious and depressed
One in four Singaporeans anxious and depressed
Singaporean seafarers enjoy extended financial aid
Singaporean seafarers enjoy extended financial aid
ACLC 2021: “Emerging Stronger Together with Co-ops”
ACLC 2021: “Emerging Stronger Together with Co-ops”
Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future
Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future

IMO has marked 2021 as a year of action for seafarers – key workers who continue to power global supply chains, despite facing unprecedented hardship due to the pandemic.

Symbolic masks to thank seafarers
Symbolic masks to thank seafarers
SQRT 83 & 84
SQRT 83 & 84
International Safety@Sea (IS@S) Week
International Safety@Sea (IS@S) Week
Toolkit to aid crew changes and seafarers’ rights
Toolkit to aid crew changes and seafarers’ rights

New due diligence tool to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea as new Covid variants threaten to further delay crew changes

Seafarers deserve vaccination priority and fair treatment
Seafarers deserve vaccination priority and fair treatment
Hari Raya gift packs for Jalan Kukoh residents
Hari Raya gift packs for Jalan Kukoh residents

Volunteers from Seacare pack and deliver 100 gift packs to share festive warmth and cheer with Muslim residents.

Trainees gain confidence in Maritime English
Trainees gain confidence in Maritime English

Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) cohorts 79, 80, 81 and 82 were successfully conducted at SNIMI’s campuses in Nantong and Shanghai from 5 April to 4 June.

Residential property outlook brisk in 2021 and beyond
Residential property outlook brisk in 2021 and beyond
Learning to save lives in fun interactive training
Learning to save lives in fun interactive training
SOS sets aside another $1.1M to defray safe crew change cost
SOS sets aside another $1.1M to defray safe crew change cost
Crew change experience in Singapore at its best
Crew change experience in Singapore at its best
SOS/Seacare Staff honoured at Long Service Awards
SOS/Seacare Staff honoured at Long Service Awards
Change of SOS Advisors
Change of SOS Advisors
SOS Samudra: SOS 50th Anniversary
SOS Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee Throughout the Entire Year
SOS Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee Throughout the Entire Year
SOS50 – Many Stories, One SOS: Bosun Haji Eusope shares seafaring wisdom
SOS50 – Many Stories, One SOS: Bosun Haji Eusope shares seafaring wisdom
Citin Seacare hotel
Lodging package for essential workers at Citin Seacare Hotel
Lodging package for essential workers at Citin Seacare Hotel

The Citin Seacare Hotel in Kuala Lumpur successfully rolled out its first self-quarantine lodging package for 130 essential workers in March 2021.

SOS Samudra: LNY celebration at Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens
Celebrating Lunar New Year with 4 Welfare Homes and Eligible SOS Members
Celebrating Lunar New Year with 4 Welfare Homes and Eligible SOS Members
SOS Samudra: SSS scheme food
Shipping Companies Can Redeem Food Vouchers Under SOS’ SSS Scheme
Shipping Companies Can Redeem Food Vouchers Under SOS’ SSS Scheme
SOS Samudra: multilateral agreement ITF
Multilateral Agreement with ITF and Its Affiliated Unions
Multilateral Agreement with ITF and Its Affiliated Unions
SOS Samudra: SNCF Exco 2020
Seacare Co-operative Shena Foo Re-elected as SNCF’s Service Sector Chair
Seacare Co-operative Shena Foo Re-elected as SNCF’s Service Sector Chair
SOS Samudra: UK Crown Spa Hotel
How did UK’s Crown Spa Hotel Manage the Pandemic?
How did UK’s Crown Spa Hotel Manage the Pandemic?
SOS Samudra: Seacare Manpower Services' online training
Seacare Manpower Organised an Online Training Course “Communicate with Confidence”
Seacare Manpower Organised an Online Training Course “Communicate with Confidence”
SOS Samudra: Reusable masks
SOS & Seacare Distribute Reusable Face Masks for the Maritime Community
SOS & Seacare Distribute Reusable Face Masks for the Maritime Community
SOS Samudra: SG STAR Fund
The S$1.68M SG-STAR Fund to end crew change crisis and save 1.4M seafarers
The S$1.68M SG-STAR Fund to end crew change crisis and save 1.4M seafarers
SOS Samudra: Seacare and Jalan Kukoh
Seacare Continues to Give Back to the Jalan Kukoh Community
Seacare Continues to Give Back to the Jalan Kukoh Community
SOS Samudra: Seacare UK Hotels
Post Covid-19: All 11 Seacare UK Hotels Are Slowly Reopening
Post Covid-19: All 11 Seacare UK Hotels Are Slowly Reopening
SOS Samudra: Transit Lounge at The Seacare Hotel
A Transit Lounge For Seafarers at The Seacare Hotel’s Club@52
A Transit Lounge For Seafarers at The Seacare Hotel’s Club@52
SOS Samudra: Care Packs Maritime Seafarers
SOS and Other Maritime Representatives Thank Seafarers For Keeping The Industry Going
SOS and Other Maritime Representatives Thank Seafarers For Keeping The Industry Going
SOS Samudra: SQRT 70
SQRT70: The Latest Seacare Quality Rating Training Achieved A New High
SQRT70: The Latest Seacare Quality Rating Training Achieved A New High
SOS Samudra
This Is How The Connect Centre Stayed Connected This Pandemic Season
This Is How The Connect Centre Stayed Connected This Pandemic Season
SOS and Seacare’s Commitment to Help Seafarers Draws Attention From Maritime Players
SOS and Seacare’s Commitment to Help Seafarers Draws Attention From Maritime Players
The team that helped Russian crew recover wages
Singapore Unions Assist Crew of Russian Flag Vessel Recover US$160,000 Wages
Singapore Unions Assist Crew of Russian Flag Vessel Recover US$160,000 Wages
69th SQRT
The 69th Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) Goes Online For The First Time
The 69th Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) Goes Online For The First Time
Hospitality Heroes: How Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Is Helping NHS Workers
Hospitality Heroes: How Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Is Helping NHS Workers
Fishop
Fishop Supports the Arts During Pandemic
Fishop Supports the Arts During Pandemic
SOS to Set Aside More Than S$1.5million to Help in Crew Change During COVID-19
SOS to Set Aside More Than S$1.5million to Help in Crew Change During COVID-19

To support safe crew changes and the shipping companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS will be setting aside more than S$1.5million to help defray the cost of accommodation and meals for seafarers staying at the Seacare Hotel, one of the designated holding facilities to accommodate signing on/off crew in the port of Singapore.

The Seacare Hotel Designated As A Holding Facility by MPA During COVID-19
The Seacare Hotel Designated As A Holding Facility by MPA During COVID-19

The Maritime and Port of Authority of Singapore has updated its requirements for crew change for cargo ships in the port of Singapore, to minimise risk of community spread of COVID-19.

Celebrating Day of the Seafarer: “Seafarers are Key Workers”
Celebrating Day of the Seafarer: “Seafarers are Key Workers”

Treat seafarers with respect and dignity, SOS President Kam Soon Huat made this call on the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June 2020.

2 SOS Veterans Receive May Day Awards 2020
2 SOS Veterans Receive May Day Awards 2020

Former SOS Trustee Leow Peng Kui and SOS Trustee Kamis Hussain were conferred May Day Awards for their outstanding contributions.

Friend of Labour Award for Brother Leow Peng Kui
Friend of Labour Award for Brother Leow Peng Kui

Leow Peng Kui, Former Trustee

Veteran of Labour Award for Brother Kamis Hussain
Veteran of Labour Award for Brother Kamis Hussain

Kamis Hussain, Trustee

SOS Works with MPA to Help Singaporean Seafarers Tide Over COVID-19
SOS Works with MPA to Help Singaporean Seafarers Tide Over COVID-19

SOS is collaborating with MPA to provide the Seafarers Relief Package (SRP) to assist its Singaporean members whose shipboard employment has been affected by border control measures and crew change restrictions.

Ships Calls Increase for Seacare Maritime Medical Centre (SMMC) During COVID-19
Ships Calls Increase for Seacare Maritime Medical Centre (SMMC) During COVID-19

Seacare Maritime Medical Centre (SMMC) has been responding to ship calls round the clock to provide medical treatment for seafarers. Due to stricter border control measures because of COVID-19, sick seafarers are unable to disembark to seek medical attention unless it is a medical emergency.

The Seacare Hotel Steps Up Health and Safety Measures
The Seacare Hotel Steps Up Health and Safety Measures

When Malaysia announced a lockdown of the country beginning from 18 March 2020, many employers scrambled to find accommodation for their Malaysian employees who will be affected by this lockdown. Recognising the urgency of the situation, Seacare Hotel took the initiative to approach employers and offered a solution, doing its part to support the fight against COVID-19.

Seacare Environmental: Improving The Levels of Cleanliness and Hygiene
Seacare Environmental: Improving The Levels of Cleanliness and Hygiene

Seacare Environmental has seen a surge in demand for cleaning and disinfection services since the outbreak of COVID-19. Given how public and personal hygiene is Singapore’s first line of defence, Seacare Environmental has adopted stringent cleaning procedures for all staff while also protecting their safety and personal hygiene.

The Sweet Sound of Solidarity on May 1st
The Sweet Sound of Solidarity on May 1st

SOS together with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), called on ships docked at Singapore ports to sound their horns for 15 seconds at 12pm Singapore local time on Labour Day, 1 May 2020.

COVID-19 Care Pack
COVID-19 Care Pack

Key leaders and staff of SOS came together on 31 March 2020 to pack over 650 care packs for members.

Seacare Manpower Services Shares Three Secrets to Establish Confidence and Professionalism
Seacare Manpower Services Shares Three Secrets to Establish Confidence and Professionalism

16 staff placed out by Seacare Manpower Services to various schools, ministries, government agencies and the People’s Association attended a course titled ‘3 Secrets to Establish Confidence and Professionalism’ on 16 March 2020. The objective of the course was to help them gain practical skills and knowledge to achieve service excellence at their respective workplaces, as a value-added service by Seacare Manpower Services to its clients.

SOS Hosted A NTUC/ITF Seminar
SOS Hosted A NTUC/ITF Seminar

SOS hosted a seminar organised by the ITF on 27 February 2020 at the Maritime Hall in Seacare Building.

The Suites Hotel: Sealed and Secured!
The Suites Hotel: Sealed and Secured!

The Suites Hotel & Spa was successfully acquired on 23 December 2019. The Management Team (UK Hotels) made a site visit to the hotel on 8 January 2020, to view the various rooms and facilities. They were warmly welcomed by Compass Hospitality (UK) and Ms Lindsay Tyer, General Manager of the hotel.

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