EXTENDING THE COVERAGE OF EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF EXPIRING SIRB FOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS CURRENTLY ONBOARD SHIPS OPERATING OVERSEAS
In view of the continuing effect and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the seafarers and the international shipping, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) realized the need for another extension of validity of Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) of Filipino seafarers who could not yet disembark their vessels and be safely repatriated due to restrictions imposed by several countries.
To alleviate the plight of the Filipino seafarer, and with reference to the MARINA Advisory No. 2021 -32 dated 11 June 2021, notice is hereby given of its further amendment, to provide as follows:
”All Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) that are expiring between 01 January 2022 to 31 July 2022 shall be extended and considered valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of expiry thereof without the need to file for its renewal at the MARINA. This applies to SIRB of all Filipino Seafarers who are still ONBOARD at the time of the expiry of their respective SIRB.”