The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced the expanion of the Seafarers Relief Package (SRP) from three to six months, including a table of criteria for seafarers to receive the package.
The Seafarers Relief Package was firstly launched in May 2020.
Now, to continue supporting Singaporean Seafarers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, MPA, SMOU and SOS will;
- extend the SRP by 3 months (i.e. the maximum support provided to an eligible Singaporean seafarer would be increased from 3 months to 6 months);
- extend the eligibility period for the SRP to cover 1 August 2020 to 31 December 2020.
It is added that eligible Singaporean seafarers who are unable to secure shipboard employment between 1 May to 31 December 2020 may apply for up to $4,800 (i.e. $800 x 6) in financial assistance.
The Eligibility Criteria can be found herebelow
You may learn more by clicking on the circular herebelow