IR Diaries

SOS Samudra: Crew Facilitation Centre (CFC)
Singapore’s Latest Crew Facilitation Centre (CFC): The Whats, The Whys, The Hows
Singapore’s Latest Crew Facilitation Centre (CFC): The Whats, The Whys, The Hows
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: 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 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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.