Reaching out to seafareres onboard

Since the ease of port restrictions, SOS IROs have resumed their ship visits, actively boarding vessels calling at Singapore ports to reach out to seafarers, face-to-face, to address their concerns and challenges.

Our IROs also resumed their routine interviews and surveys as part of their research to further improve the working and living conditions of seafarers on board. Research topics include crew welfare, decarbonisation and the pandemic.

During their visits, our IROs distributed gifts to crew; among the gifts include the Day Of The Seafarer (DOTS) 2022 goodie bags, jointly sponsored by Singapore’s maritime tripartite partners. 

The IMO International Day of the Seafarer, celebrated each year on Jun 25, highlights the critical role seafarers play in their invaluable contribution to international trade and the world economy.

This year’s theme, “Your voyage – then and now”, set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), centred on the seafarer’s journey and how it has evolved.

The seafarers appreciate our visits. Many opened up and shared their seafaring journey and challenges, including the protracted periods away from their loved ones during the pandemic.

Others happily posed for photographs and thanked us for showing concern for their well-being. 

Cheers to all seafarers. Thank you for your hard work, commitment, and everything you do.

#SeafarersMatter #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers

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