MPA together with the Singapore Maritime Officers' Union (SMOU), the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) called upon ships in the Port of Singapore to sound their horns on Labour Day in solidarity with seafarers and workers in the maritime industry.

Labour Day is celebrated on the 1st of May in Singapore. It is an occasion that acknowledges the valuable contributions of our workers and also to reaffirm the commitment of labour movement leaders, employers and the government to safeguard the interests of workers.

The 15 second horn blast at 12 noon (Singapore local time) on Labour Day was a tripartite initiative to recognise the contributions of seafarers in keeping supply chains robust and maritime trade going amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of whom have had to extend their time at sea and be away from their families.

We are grateful to companies who participated in the tribute with us.