A bilateral exchange between SMOU and the National Chinese Seamen’s Union (NCSU) allowed the two unions to reinforce their relationship when they met at NCSU’s home ground for four days. SMOU General Secretary Mary Liew, Emeritus General Secretary Thomas Tay and Assistant General Secretary Gwee Guo Duan, were welcomed by NCSU President James Chen and NCSU officials, where they shared on NCSU’s work in the country and current issues the union faces with regards to Taiwanese seafarers. PACC Offshore Services Holdings, Wan Hai Lines and U-Ming Marine also joined in the exchange.While in Taiwan, SMOU also took the opportunity to engage with its CBA partners PACC Offshore Services Holdings, Wan Hai Lines and U-Ming Marine. Among the discussions with CBA partners was the subject of seafarers training. SMOU explored with them what the union and Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI) could do to meet the training needs of the companies.