In the midst of the turmoil brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in the maritime industry, SMOU prepared care packages as a gesture to offer support to seafarers who are at the forefront onboard ships and on-shore.
Personalised SMOU Care Packages – containing essential items such as hand sanitisers, wet wipes, etc – were given to seafarers on board vessels with Collective Bargaining Agreements at Jurong Port and Pasir Panjang Terminal. SMOU officials and volunteers from Mission to Seafarers Singapore took this opportunity to catch up with seafaring officers on their wellbeing and concerns during the care pack distribution.
“It is more important than ever that we take the time to remember the maritime workers who play an essential role in keeping the vital goods flowing in times of crisis. The global pandemic has brought many additional difficulties to the demanding role of maritime workers. SMOU is committed to providing care and support for our seafaring members as we tide through these difficult times.” – SMOU Assistant General Secretary Gwee Guo Duan.
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