It has been a year of trepidation with the pandemic impacting everyone worldwide. But one thing is certain in Singapore – that NTUC, unions and tripartite partners are doing all that we can to save the lives and livelihoods of our workers. It may not be the easiest, but we should not forget to celebrate Read More

Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General


My congratulations and very best wishes to the SOS on its 50th anniversary. This year has been extremely hard for seafarers worldwide, with hundreds of thousands stranded at sea for months on end or desperate for work on land. The SOS has lead the response to COVID, thinking not only about the seafarers on their Read More

Steve Cotton, General Secretary


Since its founding in 1971, the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) has been striving to improve the working and living conditions for seamen including running Seacare to facilitate crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the Golden Jubilee of SOS. It is a wonderful opportunity for the maritime industry to come together and Read More

Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive


Congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) on your Golden Jubilee. As an industry player and President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), it is heartening to note that SOS has achieved much over the last 50 years to promote industrial and tripartite relations towards a harmonious workplace environment. From starting operations in a Read More

Caroline Yang, President


Dear Friends and Members of the Singapore Organisation of Seamen, Happy New Year and congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) on your 50th anniversary! 2020 was truly a year of uncertainty and challenges. COVID-19 disrupted the global economy in unprecedented ways, and tested our resilience and unity as a nation. Singapore has continued Read More

Grace Fu, Minister

Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE)

Dear Brother Kam, Congratulations on the historic 50th Anniversary of SOS. Your union and in recent years your and your great leadership team have forged new strategies snd campaigns not only in defence of Singaporean seafarers but also in solidarity with all international seafarers Dockers and transport workers. The SOS and SMOU were in the Read More

Paddy Crumlin, President & National Secretary


On behalf of the Council of Nautilus International, and all our members and staff in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland, I would like to wish the Singapore Organisation of Seamen a very happy 50th anniversary. We wish you and your members a wonderful year of celebrating this important event, and we hope that through the Read More

Mark Dickinson, General Secretary

Nautilus International

Congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) on its significant golden 50th anniversary. The journey for SOS started on challenging grounds when industrial relations were strife. Over the last 50 years, SOS’ resolute commitment and dedication has helped to harmonise the industrial and tripartite relations. SOS has also improved the welfare of Singapore seafarers Read More

Michael Phoon, Executive Director


Video: Wishes and greetings from our lively staff and officer bearers from SOS and Seacare! Read More

SOS and Seacare Staff

Dear Brother Kam, Brother Daniel, Brother Abdul Rahim, and the Executive Committee and staff of SOS, My heartiest congratulations to SOS for your momentous Golden Anniversary of half a century. This milestone marks the many years of remarkable accomplishments that your union has achieved. As NTUC President, I am glad that the union continues to Read More

Mary Liew, NTUC President & SMOU General Secretary

Video: Dr Chia Yih Woei, on behalf of his staff at Seacare Maritime Medical Centre, wishing SOS a happy 50th anniversary. Read More

Dr Chia Yih Woei, Seacare Maritime Medical Centre

My heartiest congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) on the happy occasion of your 50th anniversary. I think it would be fair to say that SOS journey over the past five decades has been one of continuing adaptation to changing needs and circumstances, while remaining focussed on its mission of serving the interest Read More

Heng Chee How, Deputy Secretary-General


Video: SOS Vice President Mohamad Abu Bakar sends greetings to SOS and members in Bahasa Malayu. Read More

Mohamad Abu Bakar, SOS Vice President

Dear Brother Daniel Tan, On behalf of the Federation of Korean Seafarers’ Unions, I would like to offer sincere congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Organisation of Seamen this year. Singapore Organisation of Seamen has played a significant role to protect seafarers’ rights for a long time. I have been impressed with your Read More

Chung Tae-Kil, President


Video: Well wishes from staff of Seacare Maritime Medical Centre (SMMC) Read More

SMMC staff

Our Heartiest Congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen on your Golden jubilee! The strong dedication of the union leaders and members has made this significant milestone possible, and we wish you many more years of successes ahead. Read More

Singapore Labour Foundation


Video: SOS staff Jullienne wishing SOS success in perfect Mandarin! Read More

Jullienne Low, SOS staff

The Seacare Co-operative Group of Companies originated in 1994 from the farsighted vision of the leaders of the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS). With the support of the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), the inception of the plan for developing the enterprises emerged out of the SOS concern over the welfare of the many seamen Read More

Kong Mun Kong, Chairman

Seacare Holdings Pte Ltd

Video: SOS staff Geeta congratulates SOS on its 50th anniversary on 30 October 2021. In Hindi, she wishes the union many more milestones to celebrate as it continues its good work of assisting seafarers. Read More

Geeta Bagga, SOS staff

On behalf of Jamiyah Home for the Aged staff and residents I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to SOS (Singapore Organisation of Seaman) for supporting us. Beyond the contribution of material items, knowing that there is someone out there always thinking of ways to provide solace and cheer to the residents especially during these Read More

Mdm Zubaidah Osman, Superintendent

Jamiyah Home for the Aged

Video: SOS member Kinder shares his well-wishes for the union he calls Home. Read More

Kinder, SOS member

Congratulations! Time marches on and you are celebrating your semicentennial year. You have done well for the betterment of members. Continue to Inspire and Amaze us in the years ahead. Happy Anniversary! Read More

Lau Wah Ming, Group CEO

SGP Global Pte Ltd

Video: In fluent Hainanese, SOS member Johan, thanked SOS for helping and caring for seafaring members all these years. Johan, looking youthful at 72, started sailing in 1968 when he was just 19! Read More

Johan, SOS member

Congratulations to the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) on your 50th Anniversary! On this joyous occasion, AWWA fondly recollects our partnership with SOS that goes back to 1990!  Thanks to SOS’s commitment to support our seniors and bring in happiness. Our seniors had special moments with brothers and sisters from SOS over a variety of Read More

Mr Sairam Azad, Deputy Director, Health and Senior Care