Mission to Seafarers re-opens Singapore drop-in centre

Mission to Seafarers re-opens Singapore drop-in centre
Capt. Rob Walker

The Mission to Seafarers has officially re-opened its drop-in centre at Jurong Port after a two-year closure due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s great to be back!” declared the Mission to Seafarers Singapore (MtSS) Chairman, Capt. Rob Walker, as he welcomed partners, supporters and friends.

Guest of Honour was Esben Poulsson, Vice-President of the Mission to Seafarers, and the event was attended by representatives from Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Jurong Port, Singapore Maritime Officers Union (SMOU), the Diocese of Singapore, St. George’s Church, as well as many of the Mission’s regular sponsors. 

The lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions by Singapore, including seafarers, enabling ship’s crew to enjoy shore leave in the Lion City for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. 

Helping seafarers stay connected during the pandemic some 6,296 seafarers aboard 748 vessels moored and at anchorage in Singapore have benefitted from the use of loaned routers for internet access since August 2021.

MtSS chaplain, Toh Soon Kok, also presented a potted history of the Mission and its future plans at Singapore’s Tuas megaport. 

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