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SOS Celebrates the Year of Renewal and Thanksgiving
SOS Celebrates the 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 The COVID-19 Pandemic
Together We Can Overcome The COVID-19 Pandemic

“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.

Ratings and Training Undergo at the 68th SQRT
Ratings and Training Undergo at the 68th SQRT

Between 23 December 2019 to 17 January 2020, 15 experienced Ratings were trained by the Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI), in Nantong, China, to communicate effectively in English to minimize potential misunderstandings and miscommunication with other team members onboard vessels.

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 Family Outing on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas
SOS Family Outing on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

SOS organized a trip for our members and their families to bond on board the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas between 19 to 23 December 2019.

The Seacare Maritime Training Scheme (SMTS) Sees Two Graduation Cohorts in SQRT and SQCT
The Seacare Maritime Training Scheme (SMTS) Sees Two Graduation Cohorts in SQRT and SQCT

Successful completion of the SQRT and SQCT courses between 11 November to 6 December 2019

SOS Members’ Night: Season of Harvest
SOS Members’ Night: Season of Harvest

SOS Members’ Night was given the theme ‘Season of Harvest’ to reflect the abundance of great food and fun, among the company of friends. Some 150 SOS members gathered on 30 November 2019 at the Club@52.

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.

SNIMI Celebrates 8th Anniversary with SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan
SNIMI Celebrates 8th Anniversary with SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan

It’s been eight years ago when three like-minded organisations, banded together because they had a common vision to provide more training for seafarers in China.

We Light Up More ‘Lights’ at SOS’ Deepavali Celebration
We Light Up More ‘Lights’ at SOS’ Deepavali Celebration

Club@52 was transformed into an Indian palace interior with dazzling bright decorations all ready for the Deepavali Celebration on 1 November 2019 with 105 SOS members and staff.

NTUC Sets 1.5million Membership Target By Year 2025
NTUC Sets 1.5million Membership Target By Year 2025

A SOS delegation attended the NTUC Ordinary Delegates Conference which saw the election of new 21-member NTUC Central Committee to lead the way forward for the workers. Brother Ng Chee Meng and Sister Mary Liew retained their positions as NTUC Secretary-General and NTUC President.

 

Successful Completion of the 64th and 65th Batch of SQRT in Putian and Nantong
Successful Completion of the 64th and 65th Batch of SQRT in Putian and Nantong

The 64th and 65th batch of maritime ratings underwent the Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) which ran concurrently between 16 September to 11 October 2019, in Putian and Nantong respectively.