IR Diaries

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 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.

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.

SOS Spreads Bundles of Joy
SOS Spreads Bundles of Joy

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

Fostering Solidarity with FKSU
Fostering 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.

Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions and Guangzhou Port Group called on SOS
Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions and Guangzhou Port Group called on 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.

36th ASSM & 28th NASCO Meeting
36th ASSM & 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.

US$354,000 Unpaid Wages Recovered
US$354,000 Unpaid Wages Recovered

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

Meaningful Exchange between Hong Kong and Singapore
Meaningful Exchange between Hong Kong and Singapore

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.