VALIDITY OF EXPIRING SRBs, SIRBs ON 01 JANUARY – 30 JUNE 2021 NOW EXTENDED TO ONE YEAR – MARINA

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has issued MARINA Advisory 2020-91, which grants a one (1)-year extension of validity for expiring Seafarer’s Record Books (SRBs) and Seafarer’s Identification and Record Books (SIRBs) on 01 January to 30 June 2021.

“All SRBs and SIRBs, expiring between 01 January to 30 June 2021, shall be extended for a period of one (1) year from the date of expiry without the need to file for their renewal at the MARINA. This applies to SRBs or SIRBs of all Filipino seafarers who are onboard and ashore at the time of the expiry of their respective SIRBs or SRBs,” MARINA stated in the Advisory.

The issuance of this Advisory effectively amends MARINA Advisory 2020-67, which stated the one (1) year extension of validity SIRBs and SRBs only for the year 2020 – from 13 March 2020 to 31 December 2020.

On the other hand, MARINA strongly encourages seafarers on board plying international routes to apply for their respective Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID).

Manning/crewing agencies and shipping companies, meanwhile, are directed to submit to MARINA the list of their crew members whose validity of their SIRBs and SRBs have been extended pursuant to the said Advisory via email at mds@marina.gov.ph. A format is provided in Annex A of the said Advisory which can be downloaded in the MARINA website.

With the issuance of the said Advisory, the MARINA assures the public that this can help promote for the continued employment of our Filipino seafarers, facilitate crew change and their repatriation, and to allow those ashore to spend more time at home with their loved ones.