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 SRP provides support of $800 per month to eligible Singaporean seafarers who are unable to secure shipboard employment between 1 May 2020 and 31 July 2020.
Mr Kam Soon Huat, SOS President, said, “Seafarers are in a vulnerable position in this COVID-19 pandemic. Their livelihoods are adversely affected by border control measures and crew change restrictions. As a union that represents seamen, we understand the hardship that they face. We are working with MPA to offer financial assistance, in the form of this relief package, to our Singaporean seafarers and their families for them to get by.”
Please submit the online application after 30 May 2020 via this link after the declared period where you were unable to secure employment onboard foreign-going vessel. Applications should come in latest by 31 Oct 2020.
Members who wish to apply for the SRP or have any enquiries, please contact SOS Membership & Welfare Services Division at 6379 5666.
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