Maritime Employers

 

 

SCHEMES

  • SMTS
  • SMS
  • SSS

The Seacare Maritime Training Scheme (SMTS) was launched in 2008 to produce quality seafarers by training and retraining ratings working onboard vessels covered by SOS CBA.


Objectives of SMTS:

  • Identify, develop and implement educational programs for SOS members and seamen who are serving or planning to serve onboard vessels covered by SOS CBA.
  • Identify, monitor and evaluate new maritime training and education methodologies and systems.
  • Collaborate with maritime authorities, employers, institutions and interested parties to promote seafaring as a rewarding career.
  • Enhance SOS members’ employability via continuous education, training and upgrading.

The SMTS is catered to ratings who are or will be working onboard vessels covered by SOS CBA and whose employers are participating in the scheme.


Enhanced SMTS (till 31 March 2019)

Entitlements
A Qualified Shipping Company who send their Seafarers (Ratings) for Maritime related courses can make an application for reimbursement of training expenses. Training expenses include items such as:

  • Course fees
  • Trainee’s accommodation
  • Trainee’s meals
  • Trainee’s transport expenses
  • Trainee’s allowances

Each vessel under CBA is eligible to reimbursement claim of up to SGD700 per year.
Training must be conducted between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.

  • Year 1: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • Year 2: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Eligibility
To be eligible under the Scheme, a Qualified Shipping Company must be covered by the SOS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), is participating in the Scheme and have no arrears under the Scheme.

Note: Benefit is not applicable to vessels under IBF Agreement.

Conditions
1. Only invoice/receipt issued by recognized and approved training institutes will be accepted for reimbursement.
2. Application for reimbursement has to be submitted within three months upon completion of training.
3. The reimbursed amount shall be paid in Singapore Dollars.
4. The benefit can be accumulated within the same financial year and any unused amount cannot be carried forward.
5. The benefit shall not be extended beyond the stipulated validity date.
6. All reimbursement application(s) are subject to the discretion and approval of SOS.

Procedures
A Qualified Shipping Company shall complete and furnish Seacare Thrift Pte Ltd / SOS with the SMTS Reimbursement Form and attach relevant invoices or supporting documents for the reimbursement application.

List of Training Institute
Training Institutes recognized and approved by Qualified Shipping Company.

Contact Person
Sharon Li, Tel: (+65) 6379 5666, DID: (+65) 6379 5662, E-mail: thrift@seacare.com.sg.

The Seacare Medical Scheme (SMS) was launched in 2005 to provide medical and dental-related benefits for members and shipping companies participating in the scheme.


Objective of SMS:

  • To provide SOS members and shipping companies participating in SMS with medical and dental-related benefits.

From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019, Qualified Shipping Companies are eligible to seek reimbursement for medical costs incurred on their ratings. The medical reimbursement benefit was introduced to help shipping companies defray the medical costs of the ratings during the 2-years period.


Enhanced SMS (till 31 March 2019)

Entitlements
A Qualified Shipping Company is entitled to seek reimbursement for medical costs such as Pre-Employment Medical Examination and its related medical expenses incurred by their ratings from approved medical providers.

Each vessel under CBA is eligible to reimbursement claim of up to SGD600 per year.
Medical expenses must be incurred between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.

  • Year 1: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • Year 2: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Eligibility
To be eligible under the Scheme, a Qualified Shipping Company must be covered by the SOS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and is participating in the Scheme and have no arrears under the Scheme.

Conditions
1. Only invoice/receipt issued by the approved medical providers will be accepted for reimbursement.
2. Application for reimbursement has to be submitted within three months from the date of invoice/receipt according to reimbursement procedure.
3. Reimbursed amount shall be paid in Singapore Dollars.
4. The benefit can be accumulated within the same financial year and any unused amount cannot be carried forward.
5. The benefit shall not be extended beyond the stipulated validity date.
6. All reimbursement application(s) are subject to the discretion and approval of SOS.

Procedures
A Qualified Shipping Company shall complete and furnish Seacare Thrift Pte Ltd / SOS with the SMS Reimbursement Form and attach relevant invoices or supporting documents for the reimbursement application.

List of Approved Medical Providers
Kindly refer to the list of approved medical providers.

Contact Person
Shirley Lai, Tel: (+65) 6379 5666, DID: (+65) 6379 5685, E-mail: thrift@seacare.com.sg

 

Since 2012, some 12,000 Gift Certificates were distributed to shipping companies with SOS CBAs and participating in the scheme.


Objective of SSS:

  • To provide accommodation and services for the benefits of SOS members, international seafarers and the shipping community.

The Gift Certificate is a form of rebate and encouragement to Shipping Companies to house their seafarers at The Seacare Hotel. Each Gift Certificate entitles the holder to a One Night Stay in Superior Room, inclusive of breakfast for two, at this hotel. Most Gift Certificates distributed were utilised.

In April 2017, this component of the scheme was enhanced to include other facilities with the introduction of a multi-purpose Gift Certificate introduced and issued to Shipping Companies. This new batch of Gift Certificates can be utilised for hotel accommodation at The Seacare Hotel, Staff Gathering Packages at Club@52 and Seminar Packages at the Maritime Hall.


Enhanced SSS (till 31 March 2019):

Entitlements
Gift Certificates are presented to Qualified Shipping Company. These gift certificates can be used to redeem any of the followings:

  • Room night/s at The Seacare Hotel
  • Seminar Package at The Maritime Hall
  • Staff Gathering Package at Club@52

Additionally, each Qualified Shipping Company is eligible to redeem 2 Complimentary Seminar Package at The Maritime Hall or Club@52 without having to utilise any gift certificates; in each of the financial period:

  • Year 1: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • Year 2: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Eligibility
To be eligible under the Scheme, a Qualified Shipping Company must be covered by the SOS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and is participating in the Scheme and have no arrears under the Scheme.

Conditions
1. Gift certificate is not exchangeable for cash. Expired or damaged gift certificate will not be accepted.
2. Gift certificate is not valid for use during special promotion and peak periods.
3. Advance reservation or booking for hotel room, seminar package or staff gathering package is required and reservation is subject to availability.
4. The benefit can be accumulated within the same financial year and any unused amount cannot be carried forward.
5. The benefit shall not be extended beyond the stipulated validity date.
Procedures

For reservation of Hotel Room at The Seacare Hotel, please call (65) 6818 2688 or e-mail to reservations@theseacarehotel.com.sg.

For booking of Seminar Package at The Maritime Hall and Staff Gathering Package at Club@52, please call (65) 9734 1037 or e-mail to david_sim@seacare.com.sg.

Contact Person
David Shoo, Tel: (+65) 6379 5666, DID: (+65) 6379 5670, E-mail: thrift@seacare.com.sg.

 

Contact us

All correspondence shall be sent to:

Seacare Thrift Pte Ltd

52 Chin Swee Road
#08-00 Seacare Building
Singapore 169875

Tel: +65-6379 5666
Fax: +65-6836 3976
Email: thrift@seacare.com.sg