It is easy for anyone – individuals to companies – to be overwhelmed and focus on the negatives when faced with COVID-19's adversities. We tend to forget that it is also during this time that humanity shines the brightest. This week, we witness a charity initiative organised by some of our crew to care and help their community in need during this difficult period.
This charity initiative was held in Balikpapan, which is the homeport of three of our Palm tankers. Our crew onboard these vessels have collaborated to organise a charity drive to distribute welfare packages to the boatmen and drivers whose livelihoods are greatly affected by the suspension of crew shore leaves and most port activities due to COVID-19. They gathered some money and arranged to purchase some essentials items such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, etc. to be packed into 64 welfare packages for distribution.
Our crew's selflessness is both heartfelt and commendable. They have embraced our company’s values and demonstrated compassion, kindness, and generosity to others even during the heat of a crisis. Well done, our fellow crew members!