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SMOU protects the interests of its members by promoting good industrial relations between seafarers (members) and their shipping employers, and the authorities through building strong working tripartite relationships with the local, regional and international maritime community.

Membership is open mainly to certified ship officers, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.


For more information on the membership categories, please read about it here: Membership Types

SMOU members get to enjoy an array of benefits under both the SMOU and NTUC membership scheme ranging from education to insurance and recreational activities.

Do make your way down to our One Stop Service Centre at:


The Membership Department

Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union

75 Jellicoe Road

Wavelink Building


Singapore 208738


Please remember to bring along the following items:

  • 2 Colour Passport Sized Photographs
  • Maritime Certificate photocopy
  • Discharge Book photocopy
  • For those working ashore, please include your Name Card (if any) or employment letter
  • For Foreigners (non-Singaporeans/PR), please include a photocopy of your Passport & Employment Pass
  • For Associate Spouses, please bring along your marriage certificate photocopy and 2 Colour Passport Sized Photographs

Alternatively, you can download the application form here, complete it and mail it to us with the relevant documents listed above.

Membership fee is only S$9 per month and can be paid through interbank GIRO or at our One Stop Service Centre on a yearly basis.

The NTUC is a national federation of trade unions of workers in the industrial, service and public sectors. As at 2012, it has 61 trade unions and 14 associations affiliated to it.


Yes, you get to enjoy the privileges of a NTUC member. For more on the privileges, do visit the NTUC website here.

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