IR Diaries

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.

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.

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.

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.