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
Shipping forum
SOS’ Strong Digital Presence at Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum
SOS’ Strong Digital Presence at Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum
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.

Crown Jewel of Cairnhill Rise: Cairnhill 16
Crown Jewel of Cairnhill Rise: Cairnhill 16

A brand-new freehold property is about to take its place in the heart of the city. Cairnhill 16, an exclusive 15 story residential development, is expected to launch its sales in end March 2020.

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.

Manila Valentine’s Day Family Dinner Concert
Manila Valentine’s Day Family Dinner Concert

SOS held a Valentine’s Day Family Dinner Concert at The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Manila, Philippines, on 14 February 2020 for a night of bonding with Filipino members and their families.

Together We Can Overcome The COVID-19 Pandemic
Together We Can Overcome The COVID-19 Pandemic

“Huat ah!” Secretary General Ng Chee Meng greeted the 1,100 guests at the SOS/Seacare Hongbao Presentation and Lunar New Year Celebration on 31 January 2020 held at the
Raffles City Convention Centre ballroom.

SOS Celebrates the Year of Renewal and Thanksgiving
SOS Celebrates the Year of Renewal and Thanksgiving

“Lunar New Year is very much a family affair. To SOS, each and every one of you here is a part of our extended family.” – Brother Daniel Tan

It brings us great joy to kick off the new 12-year new cycle of the Chinese zodiac by renewing our commitment to tripartism. SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan highlighted this at the SOS/Seacare Hongbao Presentation and Lunar New Year Celebration held on 31 January 2020. Among the guests were tripartite partners from the labour and co-operative movement, maritime community, Seacare associates and more.

SOS, Seacare, and CES Celebrate CNY 2020 With Jalan Kukoh Senior Residents
SOS, Seacare, and CES Celebrate CNY 2020 With Jalan Kukoh Senior Residents

On 30 January 2020, SOS, Seacare, and Chip Eng Seng Group hosted its annual Chinese New Year lunch at Red Star restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year with Jalan Kukoh residents. About 400 senior residents from Jalan Kukoh attended the lunch and were thoroughly entertained by the caishens, performances, and Mediacorp artistes Mr Richard Liu and Ms Lin Mei Jiao.

Introducing the NeuroLAT Cognitive Assessment Tool
Introducing the NeuroLAT Cognitive Assessment Tool

The NeuroLAT Cognitive Assessment Tool, an A.I. powered diagnostic tool for youths and gifted children to ascertain their exact level of learning abilities, was developed by Dr Ng Meng Lek.

Ratings and Training Undergo at the 68th SQRT
Ratings and Training Undergo at the 68th SQRT

Between 23 December 2019 to 17 January 2020, 15 experienced Ratings were trained by the Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI), in Nantong, China, to communicate effectively in English to minimize potential misunderstandings and miscommunication with other team members onboard vessels.

High-School Students Go Behind-The-Scenes at The Seacare Hotel
High-School Students Go Behind-The-Scenes at The Seacare Hotel

20 students from Holy Innocents High School had the opportunity to go on a Learning Journey to The Seacare Hotel on 16 January 2020. Organised by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation with the support of Seacare Co-operative, these students were given a glimpse of the hospitality business of the Co-operative.

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.

Christmas Treat at Seacare Drop-in Centre
Christmas Treat at Seacare Drop-in Centre

SOS organised a special Christmas gathering at the Seacare Drop-in Centre for international seafarers on 23 December 2019.

SOS Family Outing on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas
SOS Family Outing on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

SOS organized a trip for our members and their families to bond on board the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas between 19 to 23 December 2019.

“Together We Share” This Christmas with SOS and SNCF
“Together We Share” This Christmas with SOS and SNCF

90 volunteers from 9 service sector co-operatives, SNCF staff and its scholars, and representatives from the Registry of Co-operative Societies brought some Christmas joy to 80 residents of Jalan Kukoh on 18 December 2019.

SOS Spreads Bundles of Joy to Seafarers This Christmas
SOS Spreads Bundles of Joy to Seafarers This Christmas

SOS brought Christmas cheer to seafarers calling at the Port of Singapore during the months of November and December 2019.

The Seacare Maritime Training Scheme (SMTS) Sees Two Graduation Cohorts in SQRT and SQCT
The Seacare Maritime Training Scheme (SMTS) Sees Two Graduation Cohorts in SQRT and SQCT

Successful completion of the SQRT and SQCT courses between 11 November to 6 December 2019

SOS and SMOU Build Strong Solidarity with FKSU
SOS and SMOU Build Strong Solidarity with FKSU

The two Singapore seafarers’ unions, SOS and SMOU, were in South Korea for an exchange programme with the Federation of Korean Seafarers’ Unions (FKSU) from 5 to 10 December 2019.

SOS Members’ Night: Season of Harvest
SOS Members’ Night: Season of Harvest

SOS Members’ Night was given the theme ‘Season of Harvest’ to reflect the abundance of great food and fun, among the company of friends. Some 150 SOS members gathered on 30 November 2019 at the Club@52.

Presenting Slop Chest Gift Vouchers to SOS Filipino Members
Presenting Slop Chest Gift Vouchers to SOS Filipino Members

SOS presented Peso 3,000,000 (estimated SGD 80,000) worth of gift vouchers as a year end gift to 1,500 eligible Filipino members for them to exchange for subsidised grocery and daily necessities at Slop Chest. Members are advised to self-collect their vouchers from the Seacare’s Representative Office, LSA Consultancy and Management Services Inc in Manila. Collection period in until 31 March 2020.

Seacare Staff Learns How to Become a More Effective Communicator
Seacare Staff Learns How to Become a More Effective Communicator

17 Seacare Manpower staff from 16 schools and ministries came together to learn how to communicate effectively with customers over the telephone.

Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions and Guangzhou Port Group Visits SOS
Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions and Guangzhou Port Group Visits SOS

Six delegates from the Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions and the Guangzhou Port Group called on SOS at the Seacare Building for a visit to build relationship and explore collaboration.

SNIMI Celebrates 8th Anniversary with SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan
SNIMI Celebrates 8th Anniversary with SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan

It’s been eight years ago when three like-minded organisations, banded together because they had a common vision to provide more training for seafarers in China.

Seacare Co-operative Ordinary Members Receive Seacare 25th Anniversary Gift Vouchers
Seacare Co-operative Ordinary Members Receive Seacare 25th Anniversary Gift Vouchers

Ordinary members of Seacare Co-operative were awarded gift vouchers as part of the Co-operative’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

We Light Up More ‘Lights’ at SOS’ Deepavali Celebration
We Light Up More ‘Lights’ at SOS’ Deepavali Celebration

Club@52 was transformed into an Indian palace interior with dazzling bright decorations all ready for the Deepavali Celebration on 1 November 2019 with 105 SOS members and staff.

SOS Attends The 36th ASSM and 28th NASCO Meeting
SOS Attends The 36th ASSM and 28th NASCO Meeting

SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan and Executive Secretary Chen Chuanyi participated in the 36th Asian Seafarers Summit Meeting (ASSM) and 28th Norwegian/Asian Seafarers Committee (NASCO) Meeting, which were held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 25 to 26 October 2019.

NTUC Sets 1.5million Membership Target By Year 2025
NTUC Sets 1.5million Membership Target By Year 2025

A SOS delegation attended the NTUC Ordinary Delegates Conference which saw the election of new 21-member NTUC Central Committee to lead the way forward for the workers. Brother Ng Chee Meng and Sister Mary Liew retained their positions as NTUC Secretary-General and NTUC President.

 

Successful Completion of the 64th and 65th Batch of SQRT in Putian and Nantong
Successful Completion of the 64th and 65th Batch of SQRT in Putian and Nantong

The 64th and 65th batch of maritime ratings underwent the Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) which ran concurrently between 16 September to 11 October 2019, in Putian and Nantong respectively.

SOS/Seacare Study Grant Presentation Ceremony: Supporting Education from Generation to Generation
SOS/Seacare Study Grant Presentation Ceremony: Supporting Education from Generation to Generation

In support of members’ children to chase their dreams, the SOS Study Grant Presentation Ceremony brought families and their children together to honour them for their hard work and to encourage them.

Lim Geok Hwee is Appointed as The New Chair of Seacare Properties
Lim Geok Hwee is Appointed as The New Chair of Seacare Properties

Mr Lim Geok Hwee has been appointed as the new Chairman of Seacare Properties Pte Ltd with effect from 1 October 2019.

US$354,000 Unpaid Wages Recovered with SOS and SMOU’s Help
US$354,000 Unpaid Wages Recovered with SOS and SMOU’s Help

Wages totalling US$354,000 was recovered from Athens-based Athenian Ship Management Inc. after 12 months since its vessel was arrested in Singapore.

SOS Hold its 15th Quadrennial General Meeting with Exciting News
SOS Hold its 15th Quadrennial General Meeting with Exciting News

SOS held its 15th Quadrennial General Meeting on 1 October 2019 at Furama City Centre. A new team of executive committee for the term 2019 – 2023 was elected at the QGM.

A Meaningful Exchange between Hong Kong’s MNOG and SOS
A Meaningful Exchange between Hong Kong’s MNOG and SOS

In the spirit of camaraderie, 23-member delegation of Merchant Navy Officers’ Guild – Hong Kong (MNOG-HK), led by MNOG- HK General Secretary Capt Chung Tung Tong and President Capt Tam Shing Chieh, dropped by Seacare Building on 26 September 2019 to touch base with SOS, when they were in Singapore for their own union retreat.

U Heart Project: SOS Bonds with AWWA
U Heart Project: SOS Bonds with AWWA

On 16 September 2019, SOS Youth organised a visit to AWWA Senior Community Home, a SOS’s adopted charity, as part of the Union’s effort to build a more caring and inclusive society.

Seacare Hospitality (UK) Acquires The Suites Hotel This December
Seacare Hospitality (UK) Acquires The Suites Hotel This December

Come end December 2019, Seacare Hospitality (UK) Limited, under a joint venture company, Suites Hotel Holding Limited, would have acquired The Suites Hotel, an award-winning hotel with a state-of-the art spa with its exclusive and signature range of luxury spa treatment. It is the first hotel spa on Merseyside to be continuously accorded with the “5 Bubble” rating by The Good Spa Guide, a leading independent SPA reviewer in UK.

The Launch of Seacare Sailors’ Home Scheme E-Voucher
The Launch of Seacare Sailors’ Home Scheme E-Voucher

On 1 September 2019, the Seacare Sailors’ Home Scheme (SSS) launched its new E-Voucher system.

Seacare Group Appoints Raymond Chia as Its Advisor
Seacare Group Appoints Raymond Chia as Its Advisor

The Seacare Group has appointed Mr Raymond Chia Lee Meng as its Advisor on 1 September 2019.

Seacare Sales Executive Wins Silver NTUC Plus! Card Sales Challenge
Seacare Sales Executive Wins Silver NTUC Plus! Card Sales Challenge
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