SOS

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.

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

Kamis Hussain, Trustee

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

Leow Peng Kui, Former Trustee

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.

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 1 May
The Sweet Sound of Solidarity on 1 May

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.

NTUC/ITF Seminar
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.

Year of Renewal and Thanksgiving
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.

Together We Can Overcome
Together We Can Overcome

“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.