**FURTHER AMENDMENT OF MARINA ADVISORY 2022-18 EXTENDING THE COVERAGE OF EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF EXPIRING SIRBFOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS CURRENTLY ONBOARDOPERATING IN BOTH DOMESTIC AND 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) understood 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.2022-18 dated 07 March 2022, notice is hereby given of its further amendment, to provide as follows:
“All Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) that are expiringbetween 01 August 2022 to 31 December 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.
FINALLY, all manning agencies and shipping companies concerned are hereby directed to submit to MARINA the list of their crew members whose validity of SIRB has been extended pursuant to this Advisory. An electronic copy of the said information shall be submitted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org following the attached template in Annex A.
This Advisory shall take effect immediately.
Attachment from MARINA for your reference.